Celine Dion is back in full force. The French-Canadian singer just debuted a new music video for her single “Courage” today, is releasing a new album of the same name on Friday, and will also embark on a world tour next week. In the midst of all these exciting projects, however, Dion hasn’t forgotten to serve up a bold fashion moment—hitting the streets of New York City today, she made the case for the return of a fancy, formal coat.
Leaving her practical puffer at home (it’s freezing in Manhattan at the moment), the stylish singer opted for a more unexpected outerwear choice instead: an opera coat. The dramatic, floor-length cloak was most popularly worn in the 1800s as an evening garment, often tied over a gown and trimmed with ornate beads or fur. Dion’s style was a modern-day interpretation by Marc Jacobs, designed in black silk with a punchy floral print, and finished with a large, oversized hood. Underneath, her yellow dress also played up her throwback piece’s vibrant color scheme.
Given her cape was enough of a statement on its own, Dion styled it with simple, polished accessories, including a white-top handle bag by Stalvey, sleek black patent pumps by Gianvito Rossi, Chopard jewelry, and large cat-eye sunglasses. Consider it proof that the opera coat isn’t just for attending the opera—if you’re a style icon like Dion, you can clearly pull off wearing it whenever you want.
Originally Appeared on Vogue