Céline Dion Revealed Fashion Helped Her Process The Loss Of Her One Great Love, Late Husband René Angélil
Nov 25, 2022 by apost team
One of the most well-known Canadian singers of all time, Céline Dion has made a huge impact in her native country and globally. Her music has spanned decades and includes massive hits such as "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie "Titanic," while her most recent album "Courage" has shown that she isn't slowing down whatsoever, despite having worked for over four decades already.
Dion sang herself into our hearts when we first got to see her in the 1980s when she won the Eurovision song contest. Her phenomenal rise to superstardom only continued, and before long, she was known to audiences across the world, whose ages span a wide range.
The Quebec artist is not only known for being an incredible singer and performer, but her incredible taste in fashion has helped her become a style icon in her own right. And while Dion is no stranger to taking risks in the fashion department, the last few years have proved just why the 54-year-old is still considered so influential in what she wears.
With immense success comes a lot of riches, but despite her countless number-one hits and award wins, Dion has proven over the years that she knows happiness in life is about much more than material items. This is why family is of the utmost importance to her.
Sadly, Dion's late husband, René Angélil, passed away in 2016, but together they had three gorgeous sons — René-Charles Angélil, 21, and twins Nelson and Eddy Angélil, 12.
In a previous interview with Dion, she confessed that fashion had played an instrumental part in processing the death of her husband, René.
Dion needs no introduction. As a global singing sensation, she's been in the public eye since her Eurovision win in 1988. But the last few years have been something of a revival for the singing icon. After the death of René in 2016, Dion has opened up more of herself to the public. She's deeply embraced her love of fashion and hasn't shied away from discussing topics such as womanhood and aging.
In an interview with Elle in 2019, she spoke about becoming a L'Oréal brand ambassador in her 50s and how the brand's message to empower women resonated with her. She said:
"Telling other women that they, too, have self-worth, that they are strong, is obviously really important. You cannot limit yourself. My life started over at 50; I feel happy, I feel beautiful. I thought, ‘I must have done something right for this to be happening.’”
She also spoke about how she's slowed down and focused on her own well-being more rather than letting her career dictate the pace and direction of her life. She said:
"I’m not saying that I don’t care what people think of me, but I’ve reached a point in my life where I can let myself make my own decisions and choices ... Now I am discovering myself more and more. I am a woman assuming her own destiny, full of energy and in love with life. It’s never too late to start. At 51, I have the sense that I am at my pinnacle!”
Well, it turns out that in order for Dion to reach that level of peace and eventual happiness, she had fashion to thank for that.
In an interview with People Magazine in 2017, Dion spoke largely about how focusing on herself, particularly in the way she dresses, helped her to alleviate missing her husband, René.
“I’ve always loved fashion, from as far back as I can remember,” Dion said at the time. "But as everyone knows, I’ve gone through some extremely difficult times in recent years, and I suppose that I’m spreading my wings a little bit more these days and doing so with the help of beautiful clothing and accessories.”
Thanks to her stylist Law Roach, Dion had more confidence and became happier to the point it lifted her spirits. “Fashion can really take you to another place,” Roach said in a separate interview. “If you feel beautiful and pretty, you can’t be sad and miserable. It’s just impossible.”
Echoing her stylist’s sentiments, Dion had this to say:
“Fashion can have a huge influence on how we feel from day to day. We can be feeling a little bit down when we wake up to face the day, but things start to brighten up a little when we put on that fancy outfit, with the vibrant colors and a spectacular pair of heels.”
Dion has been widely praised for serving the chicest modern couture, especially with her black flight attendant-esque Alexandre Vauthier jumpsuit she wore to Paris Fashion Week in 2019. Dion's stunning look featured a plunging neckline, shoulder pads and a sheer bandeau. Her accessories were also a scene stealer and included micro-sunglasses, leather pumps and a black garrison cap.
Céline Dion (2019), (Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
“Fashion is fun. Fashion is fantasy,” Dion told People Magazine at the time. “It can often provide the escape that we need to take our minds off our daily problems, even if only for a short but necessary time.”
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