Céline Dion Wore an Optical Illusion & You Really Have to See It

Céline Dion is no sartorial wallflower (Perhaps you’ve seen her Met Gala fringe, her bathtub OOTD poses and her shoe collection?). And, since it’s Paris Couture Week, the 51-year-old queen of unexpected looks is serving them left and right. 

Most notable of Dion’s unique ensembles is the optical illusion she wore today en route to the Iris van Herpen show.

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The “My Heart Will Go On” singer looked a bit like a walking autostereogram (you know, those pictures that turn 3D after you look at them for a while) in the red, beige and black wavy crocheted gown. Scope the plunging neckline, the netted illusion neck and those voluminous sleeves. We’ve truly never seen anything like it.

The van Herpen design was presented in the 2019 haute couture collection, titled “Shift Souls.” The designer’s collection notes said it was inspired by early celestial cartography, which explains why Dion’s dress looks otherworldly.

Dion upped the couture ante and paired the bold look with similarly daring bright red eyeshadow, which was swept all around her eyes. She further color coordinated with the dress, wearing bright red blush, nude lips and vibrant red nail polish. With so much look in one ensemble, Dion kept her hair simple and sleek, brushing it back and wearing it straight. She also forwent jewelry and opted for black strappy heels that look similar to the Stuart Weitzman nudist sandal ($398).

Sure, it’s no scuba gear or Chanel bodysuit , but it’s definitely up there in Dion’s arsenal of memorable outfits. 


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