It was the dress that caused a billion gasps world-wide and set Twitter ablaze.
Celine Dion, god bless her, appeared onstage last night at the Billboard Awards to sing a 20th anniversary rendition of “My Heart Will Go.” Which is terribly exciting in and of itself. But when the lights went up, we saw she was wearing an “angel-winged, long sleeve and body-conscious gown by Stephane Rolland Haute Couture” that defied gravity and beggared the imagination.
Says the star’s stylist, Law Roach:
“I think [when people see it] they are really going to have that clutch my pearl, that deep sigh moment. You will remember her performance and her voice, but you will also remember her dress. No doubt about it,” stylist Law Roach tells Billboard exclusively.
Oh, no doubt about it. Those cumulous cloud/crumpled Kleenex shoulders are seared forever in my mind. It’s the dress that will no doubt inspire a hundred thousand drag performances. And PLEEEEEASE let somebody do Celine in that dress next year on “Snatch Game”!
The phenomenal sculpture-like dramatic shoulders showcases Dion’s svelte 5’7” frame and the deep plunging neckline with silver hardware detailing adds a very modern touch to her monochromatic statement-making yet timeless piece. Letting her legendary vocal prowess and the dramatic gown speak for itself, Roach kept the accessories minimal with a ring by Harry Kotlar.
The performance is a celebration of her 20th anniversary since releasing the classic Billboard Hot 100 hit, “My Heart Will Go On”, but it also marks the one-year anniversary of meeting her friend and stylist, Law Roach.
“I think I’ve really grown to know who Celine is as an artist, a woman, and as fashion girl. I don’t think a lot of people got to see that before and it’s so fun for me to be able to show people through our fashion choices exactly who this woman is that we all grew up listening to our entire lives,” he adds. “It’s fun to see her out and about and really having fun, taking risks and doing all types of things that’s really still kind of unexpected for her.”
Yes, let’s gasp again, and clutch our pearls again, and let out that deep sigh again. Check out the red carpet pics below.
It’s TOO MUCH! TOO FABULOUS! My heart can’t go on!