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Joan Didion
Joan Didion for CélinePhotography by Juergen Teller, courtesy of Céline

Legend Joan Didion is the new face of Céline

The campaign, shot by Juergen Teller, shows the icon looking placidly cool behind her frames

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.