Céline Dion’s Met Gala Getup Was Peak Céline Dion

Do you believe in life after love scuba gear? Céline Dion does.

The 51-year-old five-time Grammy winner arrived at the 2019 Met Gala in all her “Camp: Notes on Fashion” glory in an ensemble only she could pull off. It was custom Oscar de la Renta couture with equal elements of Cher, Vegas showgirl and a pearlescent peacock. Needless to say, the elevated bodysuit was a true sight to behold, as is any outfit Dion wears. That’s just who she is.

Dion’s Fernando Garcia–designed number took 52 workers 3,000 hours to create, according to The New York Times, and was inspired by Judy Garland’s costume in the 1914 film Ziegfeld Girl. A more recent zeitgeist comparison is Cher’s 1986 Oscars headdress. Either way, it was a look and a half.

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The “My Heart Will Go On” singer’s outfit featured 3,000 strands of floor-length fringe fashioned from micro-cut glass bugle beads. Her headdress, which was conceived by acclaimed milliner Noel Stewart, was constructed from singed golden-hued peacock feathers (insert birds of a feather joke here).

Although the look feels very on-brand for the sartorially adventurous Dion, she told E! News she initially thought the gala’s theme was camping, like in the wilderness…which makes us wonder: Is this what Céline Dion would wear camping?

“I was ready to camp and sleep all night,” she explained. “They said, ‘Girl, you don’t know what camp is. Oscar de la Renta’s going to show you.’”And show her the designer did.

Now that, friends, is how you do camp (or Vegas—either one).

Lex Goodman

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