Yesterday, the New York Times’ Alexandra Jacobs called Joan Didion to see how she felt about people losing their minds over her Céline ad. (Her response: “I don’t have any clue. I have no idea.”) Instead, she calmly reminded Jacobs that the campaign was not her first rodeo: In fact, she appeared in a Gap ad in the late ‘80s.
Here’s that ad. It was shot by Annie Leibowitz in 1989, as part of Gap’s ongoing “Individuals of Style” campaign. (It later appeared in a 2007 exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.) It features Didion and her late daughter Quintana Roo, who passed in 2005, in matching black Gap turtlenecks — and is labeled simply: “Original.”