Joan Didion Talks About Her Fashion Ad Ever so briefly By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jan 8, 2015 12:10 PM CST 0 comments Comments Author Joan Didion considers an interviewer's question in her New York apartment on Sept. 27, 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Newser) – Joan Didion didn't "have any clue" of the sensation she caused when it was revealed this week that the 80-year-old writer is the newest face of fashion house Céline, she tells the New York Times. Beyond that, she didn't have much to say: "They got in touch with me," she said, adding that she's a longtime fan and is "fortunate enough to own a few" of the brand's items. She's never been to a show, she said, but "I would love to." It should be noted that someone who has attended a Céline show is Kanye West.