The Cult of Céline Finally Inducts Joan Didion

by Gabby Bess
Naturally, Joan Didion is still killing it. Dare we say, slaying it. But if your memory needs to be refreshed of that simple fact, Céline has offered up a bold reminder, above, tapping her as the fashion house's new face. And we have to say that at 80-years-old, the iconic writer who helped defined the 70s couldn't look any cooler or more enviable in the ad campaign photographed by Juergen Teller. Once again: she's killing it.

But Didion has always possessed a quiet glamor that presents itself as effortless and unfussy, as captured in vintage portraits by Julian Wasser. That's why she's the perfect choice for Céline, whose disciples, under creative director Phoebe Philo, call themselves Philophiles: smart, savvy women who balance career, family, and a social life, all while looking impeccably low-key. See also: Joan Didion.  


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