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The New York Times reached out to Joan Didion for comment on her new Céline ad; Didion was all, "And you are...?"

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The NYT reporter, who I imagine was near tears with excitement at the prospect of getting to chat with Didion over the phone (reader, I would have stress-vomited), attempted to ask what sparked the collaboration:

"They got in touch with me," Ms. Didion said, as crisp as one of Phoebe Philo's cotton tunics.

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As for whether the famed author knew/cared about the Internet fervor that followed the ad's unveiling: "I don't have any clue." THIS AIN'T MY FIRST RODEO, so stop fluttering around me like idiots, it's embarrassing:

Ms. Didion also reminded this reporter that this is not the first time she has acted as a model. Besides the famous cover image of her peering out of her Corvette for her memoir "Where I Was From" — to which Céline paid apparent homage with earlier shots of their usual model, Daria Werbowy — she appeared in a 1991 ad for the Gap.

Ugh. Didion Speaks, and it's so good. Here's the ad again, in all its glory:

Illustration for article titled Joan Didion Couldnt Care Less That Youre Excited About Her Céline Ad
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Images via Kathy Willens/A and Céline

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