Joan Didion has been an out most celebrated American writer and secluded intellectual for decades.
With her essay, Why I Write, she continues to influence legions of authors, journalists, and poets. With her book The Year of Magical Thinking, which was written after the death of her husband, she has been wildly praised by every major literary publication. A magical cherry on top? She has just been featured in the new Spring 2015 campaign ad for Céline, the classic women’s line that perfectly embraces all that is Didion. We couldn’t have asked for a much more perfect marriage.
Photographed by Juergen Teller, Didion sits poised with her signature bob and awesome oversize shades.