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Celine Dion is a glittering goddess in a low-cut golden fringe gown at the Met Gala

Celine Dion is a glittering goddess in a low-cut golden fringe gown at the Met Gala

She held her Las Vegas residency for eight years. 

And on Monday, Celine Dion proved the stage show was still in her, as she stepped out in a golden, fringe gown. 

The 51-year-old’s small frame was draped in the standout number, which weighed a whopping 22 pounds, according to E!

Vegas vibes: On Monday, Celine Dion, 51, proved the stage show was still in her, as she stepped out in a golden, tasseled gown designed by Oscar de la Renta

Vegas vibes: On Monday, Celine Dion, 51, proved the stage show was still in her, as she stepped out in a golden, tasseled gown designed by Oscar de la Renta

Heavy! The singer's small frame was draped in the long-sleeve bodysuit, which weighed a whopping 22 pounds, according to E!

Heavy! The singer’s small frame was draped in the long-sleeve bodysuit, which weighed a whopping 22 pounds, according to E! 

Celine’s Oscar de la Renta gown was a long-sleeve bodysuit adorned with sequins. 

Champagne-colored tassels draped off the gown, and acted as a skirt all around. 

The My Heart Will Go On singer topped off her ensemble with a set of T-strap shoes, and accessorized with chandelier-type earrings and sparkly rings. 

Final touches: The My Heart Will Go On singer topped off her ensemble with a set of T-strap shoes, and accessorized with chandelier-type earrings and sparkly rings

Final touches: The My Heart Will Go On singer topped off her ensemble with a set of T-strap shoes, and accessorized with chandelier-type earrings and sparkly rings

All attention: Perhaps the most stand-out piece was her head crown, which was adorned with feather detailing

All attention: Perhaps the most stand-out piece was her head crown, which was adorned with feather detailing

Wow: For make-up, the Grammy-winner wore a deep, smokey eye which was brought out with bright gold shadow

Wow: For make-up, the Grammy-winner wore a deep, smokey eye which was brought out with bright gold shadow

The mother-of-three showed off glowing, bronze skin. 

For make-up, the Grammy-winner wore a deep, smokey eye which was brought out with bright gold shadow. 

Celine left all the attention on her eyes, as she topped off her beauty look with a flesh-toned, nude lip.  

Well-tanned: The mother-of-three showed off glowing, bronze skin

Well-tanned: The mother-of-three showed off glowing, bronze skin

The theme of the evening was Camp: Notes on Fashion. 

Camp is defined as over-the-top extravagance, which was evidence by the looks on the Met carpet, according to People

In an interview with E!, Celine detailed her sparkly look, and explained that she was grateful to the team who helped put it together.  

‘My look tonight is Oscar de la Renta….Everybody who was part of it put their hearts into it. It was to try to make it something magical. I don’t want to take it off! I’m gonna to go to bed in it tonight.’

Put their hearts into it: In an interview with E!, Celine detailed her sparkly look, and explained that she was grateful to the team who helped put it together

Put their hearts into it: In an interview with E!, Celine detailed her sparkly look, and explained that she was grateful to the team who helped put it together

Put their hearts into it: In an interview with E!, Celine detailed her sparkly look, and explained that she was grateful to the team who helped put it together

Inside the invite-only Met Gala: Anna Wintour approves the guest list… and stars pay $35,000 per seat

Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list

Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list

 The annual Met Gala extravaganza raises money for the museum’s Costume Institute kicks off the Met’s annual major fashion exhibition — look out, because the theme is ‘camp.’

And the more outrageous the outfit, the better for the Met Gala red carpet, where the A-listers strut their stuff, usually in the most eye-popping ensemble they can find to match the theme.

Last year, Rihanna showed up in full papal-esque regalia, and Madonna wore a regal black gown – with a see-through cross in the bodice – to go along with the ‘Heavenly Bodies’ concept.

Want a seat? They go for $35,000 a piece.

Attendance is by invitation only, and word has it that Vogue editor extraordinaire Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list.

Organizers did reveal a smattering of names last month — members of the so-called ‘host committee’ — and so expect to see Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, Katy Perry and Priyanka Chopra.

Wintour co-chairs the event this year with an eclectic mix of boldface names — Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, pop diva Lady Gaga, British singer Harry Styles and tennis superstar Serena Williams.

 

Met Gala 2019 theme: So what does ‘Notes on Camp’ mean…?

Lady Gaga's dream theme! The pop star embraced 'camp' on the Met Gala red carpet

Lady Gaga’s dream theme! The pop star embraced ‘camp’ on the Met Gala red carpet 

So what exactly is ‘camp’?

The museum’s exhibition is based on ‘Notes on Camp,’ an essay written in 1964 by American author Susan Sontag.

‘Camp is by nature subversive (…) confronting and challenging the status quo,’ the Costume Institute’s head curator Andrew Bolton said Monday at a press event about the exhibition before the gala.

‘In the end, the purpose of camp is to put a smile on our faces and a warm glow in our hearts.’

Some of the items in the exhibition might best explain the theme: the ‘swan dress’ worn by Bjork to the Oscars, a glittering costume worn by flamboyant US singer Liberace, a shower head necklace designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe in the 1980s.

‘We’re experiencing a resurgence of camp — not just in fashion, but in culture in general,’ said Bolton.

‘Camp tends to come to the fore in moments of social and political instability. The 1960s was one such moment as were the 1980s.’

The exhibition ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ — a play on the title of Sontag’s essay — formally opens at the Met on Thursday and runs through September 8.

 

Daily Mail UK

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