Celine Dion is flawless at 49 in completely nude photo taken backstage

Not convinced that age really is just a number? Just take a look at Celine Dion.

The iconic singer is 49 years old, but a seemingly unedited nude photo proves she could pass for a mere fraction of that number. Covered only by her own arms and legs, the intimate backstage snapshot shows a completely naked Celine between outfit changes for a recent show.

With smokey eye makeup and blonde hair tumbling down her shoulders, Celine is inarguably a knockout -- but it's her fit figure that steals the show. (Okay, that sky-high bedazzled boot is a bit distracting, too.)

Here's a little naked fact to ponder while Celine Dion changes looks between shows: for the past five years she has worn haute couture near exclusively for her own performances (in Las Vegas and on her current "mini-tour" of Europe). She performs a minimum two hours a night, five or six nights a week, dancing and curtseying and generally gesticulating sans abandon, in handmade, hand-beaded delicacies designed solely to walk a catwalk or a carpet (and often with handlers). For Celine's orders, the houses send teams to Nevada for typically three fittings, before the garments are ultimately finished in her local, private atelier. Armani Prive, Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, Versace...only a partial list. Everyone, basically. In Vegas, Velcro panels are added to allow for her ribcage to expand or for a quick outfit change. Micro straps of elasticized chiffon prevent a slit from becoming a sloppy situation mid-squat. Shoes—always heels, never platforms—are ordered one size smaller (she is normally a 38) and refitted with metal shanks. Says Celine, "We have to make haute couture industrial." And, more enigmatically: "The clothes follow me; I do not follow the clothes." Which is to say: the haute couture, with all its fragility and handcraft, has to perform professionally for Ms. Dion. And privately as well. Years ago, Celine bought a classic little black dress from the Christian Dior atelier when the house was overseen by John Galliano. It is simple, falling to mid calf, and narrow as can be with just a hint of stretch. It requires a minimum of jewelry, a statement bracelet or perhaps one of the major diamond rings she designed with her late husband Rene Angelil: two pear cuts set in a wide pave band, or two hearts of diamond and emerald abstractly interlocking, on a cushion of yet more diamonds. This LBD forces you to walk one foot in front of the other. This is a dress Celine knows well and clearly loves, the simplest evocation of the private luxury of couture and the total antithesis of the red carpet hoopla that attends the union of fashion and celebrity. It is also the dress she wore to Rene's funeral. #CelineTakesCouture Photo by @sophfei.

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A lengthy caption details Celine's dedication to haute couture: "The clothes follow me; I do not follow the clothes," Celine told Vogue.

The image was snapped at Paris Couture Week -- and yes, Celine did rock those insane stiletto boots later in the day, as evidenced by this photo.

Seriously, could she be any more stunning?!

Celine herself has posted a few photos from her trip to Paris, where she's performing live through this week.

A native speaker of French, the star first rose to fame as a French-language artist. It wasn't until 1990 that she released her first English album, skyrocketing her to international fame.

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Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing YSL jacket, pants and boots and Dior bag on July 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing YSL jacket, pants and boots and Dior bag on July 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion is seen, outside the Giambattista Valli show, during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018, on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion wearing Dior bag outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 : Day Two on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 2, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 02: Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 : Day Two on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 15: Celine Dion performs during the opening night of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour at Royal Arena on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 15: Celine Dion performs during the opening night of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour at Royal Arena on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Canadian singer Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA - MAY 21: Singer Celine Dion poses in the press room at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Canadian singer Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Celine Dion arrives a the Premiere Of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Celine Dion performs onstage during the Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees held at Microsoft Theater on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 21: Celine Dion attends the Celine Dion Collection First Handbag and Accessory Collection press conference at Project Womens at Mandalay Bay on February 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Celine Dion attends the 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Celine Dion arrives at The 59th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
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