LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Celine Dion attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 23: Singer Celine Dion attends the Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Celine Dion has completely reinvented herself in the last few years as a staple of fashion’s best-dressed lists. But even with that, the singer doesn’t want to be called an icon.

It’s hard to believe, given that she’s on the cover of Elle magazine this month.

“I love fashion a lot, definitely. For me, fashion is art. It’s a way of expressing yourself,” Dion, 51, tells Elle. “When I put something on, I play. I don’t take myself seriously. I kind of, like, borrow a character. But to be considered a fashion icon?

“I don’t know, I just do one day at a time, do the best I can, feel the way that I want to feel,” she said. “That’s the most important thing.”

Dion says she’s been having the time of her life since turning 50, and it definitely shows. Following a decades-long career as one of the world’s top vocalists, but one who was often seen as the epitome of “uncool,” Dion says she is unapologetically herself these days.

“I’m not saying that I don’t care what people think of me, but I’ve reached a point in my life where I can let myself make my own decisions and choices,” she said. “Now I am discovering myself more and more. I am a woman assuming her own destiny, full of energy and in love with life. It’s never too late to start. At 51, I have the sense that I am at my pinnacle!”

Check out the photos of Celine in Elle magazine below:

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