Born and raised in California, Joan Didion is an American journalist, writer and screenwriter that has always been exploring the desintegration of American values and cultural chaos. In 1956, she graduated from Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in English and during her senior year, she won first place in an essay contest sponsored by Vogue. She entered the magazine and became editor while writing her first novel, Run, River. In 1964, she married writer John Gregory Dunne and moved to Los Angeles. Dunne and Didion worked closely together for most of their careers, and indeed much of their writing is intertwined up until the different screenplays they wrote together (The Panic in Needle Park, 1971 or Up Close & Personal, 1996). Inspired by James and Hemingway, Didion embodies what has been described as « New Journalism » which could be qualified as creative nonfiction, intimate journalism or literary nonfiction. Besides her established American fame, Didion really reached international recognition in 2005 with The Year of Magical Thinking, a dark and sensitive narrative that deals with her husband’s death in 2003, their daughter’s sickness and mourning. Chosen to be the face of 2015 Spring/Summer Céline campaign, Didion epitomizes feminine cerebrality and maturity.