As legendary Québécoise artist and recipient of Billboard’s 2016 Icon Award Celine Dion took the stage for her breath-taking performance of “My Heart Will Go On,” her striking, angel-winged, long sleeve and body-conscious gown by Stephane Rolland Haute Couture was just as captivating.
“I think when those lights come up, people are really going to have that clutch my pearl, that deep sigh moment. You will remember her performance and her voice, but you will also remember her dress. No doubt about it,” stylist Law Roach tells Billboard exclusively.
The phenomenal sculpture-like dramatic shoulders showcases Dion’s svelte 5’7” frame and the deep plunging neckline with silver hardware detailing adds a very modern touch to her monochromatic statement-making yet timeless piece. Letting her legendary vocal prowess and the dramatic gown speak for itself, Roach kept the accessories minimal with a ring by Harry Kotlar.
The performance is a celebration of her 20th anniversary since releasing the classic Billboard Hot 100 hit, “My Heart Will Go On”, but it also marks the one-year anniversary of meeting her friend and stylist, Law Roach.
“I think I’ve really grown to know who Celine is as an artist, a woman, and as fashion girl. I don’t think a lot of people got to see that before and it’s so fun for me to be able to show people through our fashion choices exactly who this woman is that we all grew up listening to our entire lives,” he adds. “It’s fun to see her out and about and really having fun, taking risks and doing all types of things that’s really still kind of unexpected for her.”