STYLE EVOLUTION

Celine Dion’s Style Has Always Been About Taking Risks

Celine Dion Sightings In Paris -  July 9, 2017
Marc Piasecki

These days, Celine Dion is considered a modern fashion icon, with her newfound penchant for edgy labels like Off-White and Vetements. But she was always a fashion risk-taker; after all, who can forget that backless white suit and matching fedora she wore to the Oscars in 1999? Thanks to her vivacious career, Dion has landed herself on red carpet events since the ‘80s and has had more than a few looks that are still referenced in fashion circles today. Few embody what it means to be a star quite like Dion, who seems to make a statement with her fashion choices as often as she does with her emotional songs. From the start, the Canadian singer’s signature quickly became sparkle and shine, wowing crowds with less than subtle low necklines and thigh-high slits in her skirt. Even when opting for gowns with less obvious drip-drip, as the kids would say these days, Dion always makes sure to add some element of over the top flair. So while Dion has had something of a fashion renaissance thanks to new stylist Law Roach, here’s evidence that she was always a style icon. Here, on Dion’s 51st birthday, take a look back at her best fashion moments over the decades.

1
1992

Winning her second Grammy award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards, the singer wore black pants with an embellished tank dress. 1992. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

2
1993

The next year, the singer wore a form fitting red gown with cutouts by Versace to the 20th Annual American Music Awards. 1993. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

3
1997

Dion kicked up the glitz at the 69th Annual Academy Awards in this Chanel couture dress with white, silver, and black stones. 1997. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

4
1999

Dion attended the 71st Annual Academy Awards wearing one of her most iconic, most talked about looks to date. This white Christian Dior suit, by John Galliano, was designed to be worn backwards, making quite the statement. The look was finished with a Dior fedora and black sunglasses. 1999. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

5
1999

The singer continued to wow in white at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, wearing a gown designed by red carpet favorite Carolina Herrera. 1999. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

6
2003

On the opening night of ‘A New Day’, in Las Vegas, Celine Dion stunned in a black jumpsuit finished with a sparkling cape. 2003. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

7
2004

At the World Music Awards in Las Vegas, Dion was truly sparkling in a stunning Yves Saint Laurent sequined gown. The dress, designed by then-creative director, Tom Ford, speaks to the star’s love of cutouts in a fresh way. 2004. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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2004

Dion’s look at the 13th Annual Ella Awards took a fun spin on the little black dress. This strapless, bubble skirt dress was truly a staple of the early 2000’s. 2004. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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2004

Dion stepped out in black pants with an embroidered steel blue jacket with fur trim at a celebration for her collaboration with Anne Geddes. The look was sleek and exceptionally flattering, tied with a belt. 2004. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

10
2007

Dion shimmied down the red carpet in an embellished mini-dress at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo. 2007. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

11
2007

Dion was a green goddess on the arm of her husband, Rene Angelil, at the 79th Academy Awards. The singer’s long gown was accented in the sparkle we have come to love about her signature style. 2007. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

12
2010

Dion took sparkles from an accent to a statement at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards wearing an ultra embellished dress with refreshing sheer sleeves from Aquilano Rimondi’s spring collection. 2010. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

13
2011

Dion was the definition of old Hollywood glamour at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards wearing a long sleeve white gown with a touch of sheen by Armani Prive. 2011. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

14
2012

Again, the singer made waves in a minimal full length gown with this off the shoulder look by J. Mendel at the BAMBI awards in Germany. 2012. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

15
2013

Dion proves she can work street style with the best, as she sports black leather pants with a short white fur jacket out on the streets of Paris. 2013. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

16
2014

Dion may have taken a step away from her usual glitz at the UCLA Luminary Awards, but looked every bit as sophisticated draped in a nude and black gown. 2014. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

17
2015

Dion looked luxe in leather at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in this one shoulder green dress by Mugler. 2015. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

18
2015

Dion had a major glamour moment at the 2015 American Music Awards when she stunned in a floor length gown with floral detail by Elie Saab. 2015. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

19
2016

Dion won the Icon Award at the following year’s Billboard Awards in Las Vegas wearing her signature sparkle. This beautiful off the shoulder gown, by Valentin Yudashkin, showed off the singer’s leg with a not so subtle slit up to her thigh. 2016. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

20
2016

The singer sat front row at the Giambattista Valli couture show wearing a flowing black and white gown from the designer’s previous collection and a pink bag by Roger Vivier. 2016. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

21
2016

Ever the queen of fashion, Dion sat front row at Paris Fashion Week wearing head to toe black Christian Dior. The sleek look is finished with a pair of door-knocker earrings and a black croc leather bag. 2016. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

22
2016

Again opting to show off her leg, Dion wore an incredible leather gown by August Getty Atelier to perform on Jimmy Fallon, keeping her signature glamour and adding a splash of edge. 2016. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

23
2017

The singer stunned as she arrived on the red carpet for the premiere of Beauty and the Beast. Her light blue dress, by Christian Siriano, was long sleeved and elegant, exaggerated with a bow over her right shoulder, keeping on trend with Dion’s signature dramatic flair. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

24
2017

Dion was radiant in a dazzling green Zuhair Murad dress at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The look was everything we have come to love from the star from the plunging neckline to a thigh high slit. 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

25
2017

Celine Dion attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

26
2017

Celine Dion poses in the press room during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

27
2017

Celine Dion is seen on the streets of Manhattan on April 30, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

28
2017

Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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2017

Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

30
2017

Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

31
2017

Celine Dion is seen arriving at the ‘Christian Dior’ show during Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

32
2017

Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

33
2017

Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

34
2017

Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 27, 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

35
2018

Singer Celine Dion arrives at the airport ahead of her concert on July 8, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

36
2018

Canadian singer Celine Dion arrives at Taipei Songshan Airport on July 15, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

37
2019

Celine Dion attends the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

38
2019

Singer Celine Dion is seen on Place Vendome on January 22, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

39
2019

Singer Celine Dion and Pepe Munoz are seen on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

40
2019

Singer Celine Dion is seen on January 24, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

41
2019

Celine Dion poses with dancers during her visit to The Moulin Rouge on January 24, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

42
2019

Singer Celine Dion is seen on January 25, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

43
2019

Singer Celine Dion is seen at the hotel de Crillon on January 31, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

44
2019

Singer Celine Dion is seen leaving the Hotel de Crillon on Place de la Concorde on February 01, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.