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Celine Dion checks out Paris fashions

Celine Dion checks out Paris fashions — The singer made the rounds of this fall’s fashion shows

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Celine Dion checks out Paris fashions

If designers doled out Academy Awards for guest appearances at fashion shows, then this year’s Oscar would go to Celine Dion. The Titanic songstress was the best supporting actress at the just-completed Paris fall shows, even showing up in the front row for a French fashion house called Celine. The only woman as ubiquitous as Dion was the new face of Versace, Erin O’Connor, 20, the British model whose lanky looks command this season’s runway. Below, a tote board of sightings of the twosome, plus the big trends — one of which won’t make PETA very happy.

Designer: Celine

The Details: Beautiful basics — gray wool pants, cashmere turtlenecks, and long cardigans — prepared with the creamy richness of creme brulee.
Inspired By: Designer Michael Kors called it Belle de Jour’s Catherine Deneuve meets the plain-Jane-ness of Miss Hathaway.
Long Skirts: No
Erin Factor: Yes
Fur: Yes
Dion Factor: Yes

Designer: Chanel

The Details:
Inspired By: Karl Lagerfeld must have been reading The Great Gatsby.
Long Skirts: Yes
Erin Factor: Yes
Fur: No
Dion Factor: No

Designer: Ann Demeulemeester

The Details: ”What a hip woman should wear to work,” says Barneys’ Simon Doonan. The dress code? Gray jersey dresses, soft leathers, and biker boots.
Inspired By: The slouchy black-and-white style of her music muse Patti Smith, but these clothes are highly body conscious.
Long Skirts: Yes
Erin Factor: Yes
Fur: No
Dion Factor: No

Designer: Christian Dior

The Details: Except for the Day-Glo jackets, John Galliano’s clothes, with parkas cinched at the waist, could be straight out of an Edwardian costume drama.
Inspired By: From big boats (styles from the Titanic era and before) to the synth beat (that hot pink is totally ’80s).
Long Skirts: Yes
Erin Factor: Yes
Fur: Yes
Dion Factor: Yes

Designer: Jean-Paul Gaultier

The Details: Jean-Paul Sartre chic, with beret-wearing models in beatnik/hippie clothes like beaded Icelandic sweaters and the requisite turtlenecks.
Inspired By: Jean-Paul Sartre chic, with beret-wearing models in beatnik/hippie clothes like beaded Icelandic sweaters and the requisite turtlenecks.
Long Skirts: Yes
Erin Factor: Yes
Fur: Yes
Dion Factor: No

Designer: Guy Laroche

The Details: The sexiest sequined dresses. But the Afroed models looked ”like beautiful androids,” says Kal Ruttenstein of Bloomingdale’s.
Inspired By: Galore, Pussy Galore. Designer Alber Elbaz’s aim was to evoke the girl spies in the James Bond flicks.
Long Skirts: No
Erin Factor: No
Fur: Yes
Dion Factor: No