Famed fashion brand Celine boasts a ton of celebrity clients, but no one could have expected the social media success that would come from the brand’s latest cover girl. The masses went crazy when shots of renowned writer Joan Didion, 80, as the label’s newest face were released this week, with many wondering who the rockin’ granny could be. Upon some research, fans learned the cover girl is none other than a former Vogue writer and novelist who has published a number of books throughout her career including “The White Album,” “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” and “The Year of Magical Thinking,”. Posing stoically in black sunnies, a chic black turtleneck and large gold pendent, the woman is the epitome of sophistication.
To whom do we owe the pleasure of seeing a legend as the face of Celine? We don’t know exactly, but the writer admits to long appreciating the brand. She even admitted to owning a few Celine pieces, though she declined to say which pieces they are.
Even she who has likely seen it all in her eight decades of living, was somewhat shocked at the reaction to her time in the minimalist spotlight. If there’s anything the fashion crowd lovers more than a Celine bag, it’s a feminist icon turned fashion figure who embodies the cool grace of one of the world’s most beloved brands.