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Joan Didion Is Céline's New Campaign Star

Kim Kardashian for Balmain has nothing on this.
Photo: Juergen Teller for Céline.

Photo: Juergen Teller for Céline.

We know it's early, but we have a candidate for the best ad campaign of the year: 80-year-old lady and legendary American author Joan Didion. For Céline. 

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The image, which Vogue first ran Tuesday afternoon, comes like a late Christmas present after the brand released spring 2015 campaign images featuring art objects and a makeup-free Daria Werbowy. Photographed by Juergen Teller, Didion looks both impassive and immensely chic, like the second coming of that photo of Hillary Clinton wearing sunglasses and texting. 

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While it's somewhat surprising that the author would pose for this kind of campaign, it also feels like it's opened a sub-basement on Céline's world of cool for us to enjoy. Please spend a few minutes absorbing the above image.