It’s Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris right now and who better to be stomping around the City of Love than Céline Dion? Her fashion trajectory has been off the charts in recent years but Wednesday, it wasn’t her outfit, but rather, something she accessorized with, that had the internet buzzing.
Céline left her hotel on Wednesday wearing a cool blazer (literally, there were slits through the sleeves), on top of an “I Heart Paris Hilton” top and black miniskirt, which seemed almost tame compared to nearly every other sartorial choice she’s ever made. But it was the necklace she wore with it that transformed this business casual outfit from a look to a Look with a capital L.
Because only an icon like Céline could rock the Heart of the Ocean, albeit a costume replica of the outrageously fancy necklace, from Titanic. And while Dion may not have appeared in the movie, she will forever remain synonymous with the 1997 film, thanks to her love theme, “My Heart Will Go On.” The giant jewel was part of her overall ensemble, one that was equal parts business, pleasure and awesomeness, which also included bedazzled sunglasses and simple black pumps.
It’s not the first time Dion has used her clothing to give a shout-out to the blockbuster movie. In 2016, she wore a sweatshirt featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s characters from the movie. And at the 1998 Oscars, Celine wore a real sapphire-and-diamond necklace with 171-carat centre stone, inspired by the movie bauble, while she performed the hit song. The Asprey & Garrard piece eventually sold for $1.4 million at a charity auction.
For those who have never seen the movie (though, really, is that even possible?), the Heart of the Ocean plays a pivotal role in Titanic, as it was meant to be given to Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) by her fiancé, Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane). But that all goes to hell once Rose meets Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). The necklace was believed to have fallen deep into the waters to rest among the wreckage of the Titanic but older Rose (Gloria Stuart) reveals in the last few scenes of the film that she’d had it all along.