Prolific writer and unflappable legend Joan Didion has been hand-picked as the new face of Céline for SS15, alongside French ballet dancer and choreographer Marie-Agnès Gillot and British model Freya Lawrence. The definition of graceful ageing, Didion is lensed by Juergen Teller sporting a pair of sunglasses from the collection. Taking her infallible sophistication full circle, a portrait of a nonchalant Didion by Julian Wasser for Life magazine also served as inspiration for a shot in the brand’s resort campaign: model Daria Werbowy hanging out of a Corvette Stingray, shot by Tyrone Lebon (below).
The queen of effortless cool is the perfect choice for a brand like Céline, and she's bringing that cool to a new documentary about her life – We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live – directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne. As a writer for Vogue in the early 60s, she transformed fashion writing and infused her signature insight into a fruitful career as an author.