Near, far — wherever she is, she should definitely be wearing this sweatshirt. Celine Dion made everyone’s Friday by wearing an oversize Titanic-themed drawstring hoodie on July 8, while exiting the Royal Monceau Raffles hotel in Paris.
The “My Heart Will Go On” singer, 48, who famously belted the theme song for the 1997 tearjerker, embraced the film’s lead characters, Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet), with the Vetement’s Black Oversize Titanic Hoodie. The $885 garment, which went on sale back in February and promptly sold out, features the faces of the film’s leads as well as the infamous “unsinkable” ship. The phrase “coming soon” is printed in red on each sleeve.
Dion, who mourned the death of her husband of 21 years, René Angélil, in January, paired the cozy sweatshirt with light-wash skinny jeans, a metallic Tod’s bag and aviator shades while walking the streets of Paris, near the Louvre.
The “Power of Love” singer’s cheeky outfit is a testament to her strength and ability to move on during a still-challenging time for her family. “I was on stage a month after the death of René,” she told Paris Match magazine in May. “I wanted to show my children that they could count on me.”
Now, Dion makes sure her kids’ lives are filled with activities from gymnastics to piano — and they even have a special way to communicate with their late father. “Sometimes we send balloons with messages for Dad,” she told Paris Match. Previously, the mother of René-Charles, 15, Nelson, 5, and Eddy, 5, revealed that she used the Disney movie Up to explain her husband’s death to her two youngest twin boys.
She also talked with Paris Match about son René-Charles, who surprised her on stage in an emotional moment at the Billboard Music Awards in April. She explained that he’s a “good student” and takes online courses at home for three or four hours a day so he can go at his own pace. “Thanks to sports, especially golf and hockey, he has many friends, invites them home for sleepovers, poker parties or video games,” she said. “He’s a good boy. I’m not worried.”
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