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Joan Didion starred in a 1989 Gap ad

DesignTighe Flatley, Gap Inc. bloggerComment

This week, the Internet came close to breaking (again) when Joan Didion was revealed as the new face of luxury brand, Céline.

But, as Didion herself reminded a New York Times reporter, this wasn’t the first time she modeled simple silhouetted fashion.

In 1989, as part of Gap’s ongoing "Individuals of Style" campaign, Annie Leibowitz photographed Joan Didion and her now-late daughter, Quintana Roo, who passed away in 2005.

The two women are featured wearing black turtlenecks. It’s captioned, simply, “Original”.

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