When Céline announced they were featuring literary icon Joan Didion in their latest ad campaign, the news sent shock waves throughout the fashion world. But what do we think of the unorthodox ad? Looking at the photograph of Didion posing with her lips pursed, in a black shirt, oversize gold pendant and dark sunglasses, with her silver bob immaculately in place – we thought it was fabulous! It was refreshing to see the effortlessly cool 80-year old following in the footsteps of models Daria Werbowy and Natalie Westling as well as actress Marisa Tomei, who starred in the fall 2014 campaign for the French fashion house.
Besides this wasn’t her first experience with modeling— Céline paid homage to a shot of her taken for the 1991 ad for the Gap, in which they shot an image of her peering out of her Corvette for her memoir “Where I Was From”.
Furthermore, she added to The New York Times that she is a fan of the brand, and that “I am fortunate enough to own a few” of their things, though she declined to specify which.