Canadian powerhouse and worldwide music legend Celine Dion is no stranger to the fashion scene. Even from the start as a young musician on the scene, Celine’s unwavering sense of confidence seemed most obvious via her eccentric fashion choices; from cautious, tailored looks to bold and outrageous styles, the mega-talented singer has always been one to watch. Get ready for all those nostalgic feels, as we take you on a journey from past to present — shining a spotlight on all the epic fashion hits (and even a miss or two) of Canada’s favourite musical talent.
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Celine Dion in 1987 in Montreal
While we won’t deny that a 19-year-old Celine Dion was on trend for the times, this style – and that perm – did little to flatter the otherwise stunning Canadian-born talent. While Celine Dion has never kept her Canadian heritage a secret, it may surprise you to find out these 20 celebrities are Canadian-born.
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Celine Dion in 1990 in Los Angeles
Photographed here in March 1990, just ahead of the release of her ninth studio album – and most notably, first English-language album – Celine Dion is ahead of the times in this outfit. Rocking a tailored vest with stirrup-style leggings and a leather jacket slung over her shoulder, this cool look was a sign of things to come from the budding style icon. These are the most over-the-top outfits Celine Dion has wowed us with over the years.
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Celine Dion at the 1993 Grammy Awards for Beauty and the Beast
Taking home her very first Grammy in 1993 for the song Beauty and the Beast, Celine Dion left little to the imagination in a black sheer gown, black chocker-style necklace, and an easy-to-spot black thong underneath. This may not have been her best red-carpet look, but it was an early indicator that Dion was ready and willing to start taking some risks with her evolving style.
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Celine Dion marries Rene Angelil in Montreal’s’ Notre-Dame Basilica in 1994
Celine Dion declared her love for her longtime-manager Rene Angelil via the dedication of her third English-Language album, The Colour of My Love — and the two were married in December of 1994 at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica. While most celebrity weddings focus on the dress, Dion set a new standard for headpieces when she said “I do” in a Marie Antoinette-inspired topper that had to be sewn into her hair – and weighed seven pounds! If that isn’t dedication to fashion, we don’t know what is.
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Celine Dion at the World Music Awards in 1995
Talk about a hair transformation! Just a year after saying “I do” to husband and music manager Rene Angelil, Dion stepped up her style game in a play on the masculine suit style that included a super-short hairstyle. Love it or hate it, this look was all business, and made it clear that the superstar was all grown up. Flash-forward to present-day and at 51, Celine Dion is setting the standard for what it means to age gracefully under the celebrity spotlight. We’re betting you won’t be able to guess the surprising ages of these 32 celebrities.
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Celine Dion at the Grammy Awards in 1999
In 1998, the Titanic theme song “My Heart Will Go On” won the Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’, and in 1999, Celine Dion took home a whopping four Grammy Awards, including ‘Song Of The Year’ for the mega-blockbuster’s theme song. For her big night, she donned a beautiful sleek and form-fitting light blue gown with a sparking overlay detail. Some red-carpet moments are so iconic, they set a new standard for the years that follow. Check out our list of the style moments that changed everything – including the infamous cut-to-there dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the Grammy’s – scandalous!
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Celine Dion at the 1999 Academy Awards
Easily one of the star’s most iconic red-carpet looks of all-time, Celine Dion stepped out for the 1999 Academy Awards in an all-white and oversized tuxedo ensemble, wearing the blazer backwards and finishing the look with a exaggerated matching fedora-style hat. While this look was heavily criticized by fashion experts at the time, we love how ahead of the times this look was, and even more so Dion’s courage in making such a bold statement on the most important red carpet of the year. Celine Dion may have sung the iconic theme song, but it was Titanic actress Gloria Stuart who brought the bling when she made our list of celebrities to wear the most expensive jewellery ever to the Oscar’s.
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Celine Dion at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards
You can thank the trends of the times for this unfortunate red-carpet miss. Of all the years that Celine Dion hit the style mark, something about 2003 has us scratching our heads. This look takes the cake for worst of the year with it’s daring (and unflattering) cut-out details, too-long hem, and did we mention the white-blonde hair? Yikes.
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Celine Dion performs at the Labor Day Telethon in 2006 in Las Vegas
Looking every bit the superstar, Celine Dion stunned in a white gown with halter-detail while performing in Las Vegas at the 2006 Labor Day Telethon.
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Celine Dion at the 2007 World Music Awards
In terms of fashion, 2007 was definitely Celine Dion’s year. Rocking one flawless look after another, it seemed the superstar could do no wrong. The 2007 World Music Awards were no exception, as Dion turned heads in a sexy body-skimming sparkly mini that was even more daring from the back. Super-low back cut-out details and a short hem showcased Dion’s toned physique and guaranteed all eyes on her. With trendsetting moments like this one, it’s no wonder Celine Dion made our list of the best-dressed women of 2019.
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Celine Dion takes her final bow for Las Vegas Residency A New Day in 2007
Closing the chapter on her super successful Las Vegas Residency for A New Day, Celine Dion took her final bow in a stunning tiered ruffle gown with sheer panel details and a low cut v-neckline.
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Celine Dion performs on stage in Berlin in 2008
Celine Dion spent the majority of 2008 performing in mini-dresses that featured her toned, mile-long legs. While we can’t say we hated this year-long trend for Dion, who clearly has no trouble pulling it off, we can’t say it’s our favourite on-stage look for the singer.
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Celine Dion out and about in New York in 2010
Not usually one to keep her style simple, Celine Dion makes an exception when pregnant, when she favours a more low-key style. Looking chic and gorgeous as ever, Dion shows us that all-black is anything but basic while out and about in New York in 2010. While Celine Dion kept a low profile on the media circuit during both her pregnancies, these stylish celebs are mastering the mom-to-be fashion with their amazing pregnancy style.
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Celine Dion attends the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
In a gold metallic body-con dress, Celine Dion had all eyes on her as she attended a press room for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. A seasoned musician, Dion has had plenty of practice dressing for the red carpet, and looks every bit the professional superstar as she posed for photos at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas.
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Celine Dion in New York in 2016
Giving us all the inspiration for Summer 2019 is Celine Dion, with this throwback street style look. Photographed in New York in 2016, Celine Dion looks incredible in geometric-print mini skirt and yellow blouse with black bow detail. With the warmest season of the year just around the corner, get inspired for your next stay-cation with our inside scoop on where celebrities vacation in Canada.
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Celine Dion at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
In a gold sequin gown with a high slit and one-shoulder detail, Celine Dion continues to cement her icon status in show stopping looks like this one.
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Celine Dion attends the 2017 Costume Institute Gala
For Celine Dion’s first MET Gala experience, Celine Dion showcased her couture chops and wowed in a bespoke Versace gown and Bulgari jewels.
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Celine Dion attends the 2017 Dior Haute Couture Show for 2017/2018
One of our favourite looks from the Canadian superstar, Celine Dion absolutely killed it in this yellow belted dress, Dior handbag and black boots. We love the balance of strength and femininity that Dion manages to couple in her fashion.
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Celine Dion in Paris on January 29, 2019
2019 has already been a big year for fashion for Celine Dion – and we’re talking big hits and some big misses – like this yellow raincoat-turned-dress, oversized blazer-cardigan combo and… are those sneakers or space boots?
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Celine Dion in Paris January 23, 2019
Redeeming herself in Paris with this amazing grey power suit, Celine Dion looks incredible with gold jewellery, slicked back hair and her signature smile.
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Celine Dion at the 2019 Met Gala
Celine Dion represents Canada well at the 2019 Met Gala where she slayed in her dazzling, epic outfit. Her shimmery style was on point for the camp theme — stealing the show at one of the biggest fashion events of the year. Celine owned the red carpet and gave fashion writers everywhere something to talk about.