Joan Didion Is, Gloriously, Featured in the New Céline Ad

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Joan Didion Celine - Celine Spring 2015 Ads
(Image credit: Marie Claire)

Joan Didion's name has been in the air recently, in part thanks to a spate of leaving-New-York stories from the likes of the New York Times and Vogue that harken back to her seminal 1967 essay "Goodbye to All That," and in part because there's an upcoming Kickstarter-funded documentary in her honor. 

But nothing proves the revered writer's modern cultural relevance more than the fact that she appears in Céline's Spring 2015 ad, photographed by Juergen Teller. Didion takes the reigns from perennial It model Daria Werbowy in a close-up shot against a strong flash (a Teller tell-tale), wearing signature Céline sunnies, a simple black dress, and a gilded pendant necklace, hair in a neat gray bob.

Phoebe Philo creates clothes for the thinking lady, so it only makes sense. And for Spring 2015, the designer took a trip back in time to reference the '60s and '70s, decades when Didion's work flourished

Well done, Phoebe Philo and Céline—we weren't sure how you could get any cooler, but now we know. 

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Kerry Pieri is Harper's Bazaar's Digital Fashion/Features Director. Kerry oversees the fashion vertical for, including launching digital covers, styling celebrity features, and managing recurring features including Brand Watch and My Life in Three Looks. In addition, Kerry edits the “best of” each season, from shoes to bags, denim and coats, and is consistently looking for shifts in the fashion realm to lend a voice. Kerry formerly served as the Editorial Director of and as a producer at Full Frontal Fashion. She lives in New York with her husband Steve, and baby girl Lila Sky.