Celine Dion Finally Talks About Her Backwards Tux from the Oscars

As a musical icon, Celine Dion is no stranger to “wow” moments on the red carpet, but looking back at her fashion resume, there is one outfit of hers that stands out from the rest. 

The white backwards suit that Dion wore to the 1999 Oscars is legendary, not just because it was unexpected, but also because most women on the Oscars red carpet at the time wore dresses instead of pants. Almost two decades later, Dion is finally talking about this daring fashion moment and the mixed reaction it created. 

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“When I wore that look, yes it was at the Oscars, and when I wore that, everyone was wearing dresses, not pants,” she told People. “I was the only one with pants in a backward suit from Galliano and if I would do this today it would work. It was avant-garde at the time. And it doesn’t matter, you just have to assume what you wear, you wear, and I did.”

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It just goes to show that whether she’s wearing backwards clothing or channeling Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Dion is ready and willing to deliver memorable A-list style moments. 

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