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Tracee Ellis Ross Is 2018’s Answer To Celine Dion

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For that title to make any sense, you have to know a thing or two about Celine Dion’s whereabouts this time last year. With Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week roaring on in the background the Heart Will Go On singer was storming through Paris with her own hashtag #celinetakescouture. Her Paris whirlwind was served up with no-shame posing and full-throttle fashion. Though Dion has taken a backseat for the autumn/winter 18 shows, Tracee Ellis Ross has taken up the mantle.

Whether taking in the Chanel show or stealing a Valentino headdress for a selfie backstage, the Black-ish actress has handled the seriousness that comes with haute couture, it’s extortionate price tags and ludicrous extravagance with levity. All the while the temps in Paris climbs to 90 degrees with 44% humidity.

With her Instagram she lets us go behind the curtain. We see the prep that goes into turning up to a couture catwalk by meeting her hairstylist and seeing her facial routine - a good old jade rolling if you’re curious. With the help of her stylist Karla Welch (who also looks after Elisabeth Moss and Sarah Paulson), Diana Ross’ daughter Ellis has pulled off some mighty looks. Whether she’s hanging in the back of Parisian cab in a Givenchy bag and dungarees, peering over a pair of Chanel sunglasses or working a pair of knee-high Valentino boots during a heatwave one thing is for sure: Tracee Ellis Ross is living her best couture week.