The iconic 50-year-old singer has come under greater scrutiny for her physical appearance in recent years as she's embraced a more fashion-forward haute couture style.
In recent years, Celine Dion has undergone a bit of a style change and in doing so opened herself up to more criticism from online trolls attacking her appearance.
The 50-year-old singer has always been slender, but it's apparently getting more attention from body-shamers as she expands her wardrobe into designer clothes that show off more of her frame and physique. Most recently, she was shamed for her appearance at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, with many taking to social media to suggest that she looked unhealthy or too thin.
But Dion is fine and she doesn't care what you think. She's not dressing this way for you, anyway.
"The way that we used to work before was more conservative," Dion said of the more demure style she adopted through her meteoric rise in the 1990s. Now, she's seeking outfits to make herself feel more empowered.
"I want to do whatever I choose to be," she told The Sun in a new interview. "I have an opportunity to wear haute couture and the things that makes me feel beautiful, strong, fearless, feminine, attractive."
As for those who would criticize the choices she makes in her wardrobe, she said, "If I like it, I don't want to talk about it. They can discuss it. Don't bother. Don't take a picture."
She further acknowledges that she knows she can't please everyone all the time and at this stage in her life and career, she no longer cares. "If you like it, I'll be there. If you don't, leave me alone."
The singer is clearly enjoying this new chapter in her life, as she closes her Vegas residency after 15 years and looks forward to a new album and continues to turn heads with her dynamic new style. And she has absolutely no interest in letting the haters get to her.
"To be honest with you, I think I'm at the best of my life right now and I really want to enjoy and embrace every moment of it," Dion said. "It's all new. It's like I'm having a second wind -- 50 has been great for me."
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