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In one of the best Sunday Styles profiles (hell, one of the best profiles period) we’ve read in a long time, the Times‘ Eric Wilson tells the compelling story of Courtney Love as fashion icon. (Remember this?) The narrative is entertaining, well-paced and just entirely fascinating. You have to read the whole article to fully appreciate its brilliance, but we’ve picked out the piece’s best fashion moments.
Courtney Love must love her some Lady Gaga. Photographer Gerard Estadella of I Can Teach You How To Do It took video of the singer doing a (somewhat decent) cover of Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance” at a party for Givenchy in Paris.
Courtney Love‘s style transformation from tongue-in-cheek rocker kitschy over-the-top red carpet glamour has never failed to amaze or confuse us. And in what seems like an attempt to explain it all, Love worked with artist Michael Mouris to create “The Dark Night of the Soul,” a cartoon that follows her metamorphosis. The six-minute film tracks Love’s life from kooky clothes to meetings with Karl Lagerfeld and André Leon Tally to Birkin-ownership and beyond.
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Is there anything more entertaining to read than a Courtney Love interview? This time, the rocker sat down with WWD to wax free associatively about style and her sartorial education at the hands of Karl Lagerfeld, Daphne Guinness, and Lady Amanda Harlech, but the best part of the interview might be when Love confesses to doing some very bad things to Marc Jacobs‘ infamous grunge collection for Perry Ellis.
Last week, fashion chemist and Hole front woman Courtney Love launched a fashion blog that had us simultaneously riveted and decidedly confused. The frequently updated site, titled What Courtney Wore Today, is an ensemble of Perez Hilton-style image edits, archived photos highlighting some of Love’s most fashionable moments in the spotlight, and snarky-yet-borderline-covetous commentary, but who exactly is behind it?
Well, isn’t this just the salacious tidbit. In a candid interview with Hot Press, Courtney Love revealed some racy details about her love life. Just weeks after announcing that she’d had an affair with rocker Gavin Rossdale while he was dating Gwen Stefani, Love now says she had a fling with supermodel and wearer-of-backwards-outfits Kate Moss.
Wasn’t it just yesterday that McQueen’s McQ fall look book had us waxing nostalgic for Angela Chase’s brand of early 90s whatever-chic? The red hair, endless plaid shirts, little lace dresses — how we obsess! Well, like a creepy answer to our Teen Spirit -cented prayers, check out Courtney Love covering the latest issue of Spanish mag Vanidad. Holy catsuit!