Why Older Women Are the New It-Girls of Fashion

Brands like Kate Spade, Céline and L'Oréal are tapping into the 'silver economy'

This past January, French fashion house Céline set the Internet abuzz with the release of its spring 2015 print campaign. The ads quickly went viral, blazing a path across Instagram, Twitter and the blogosphere before hitting The New York Times, Forbes and The Atlantic. At the center of all the attention was the face of the campaign: 80-year-old author Joan Didion.