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Saturday 23 August 2014

Courtney Love: I was Riccardo's original muse

Courtney Love

Courtney Love says she was Riccardo Tisci's muse before Kim Kardashian stepped in.

The blonde star is well known for her style, and was one of the pioneers of the '90s grunge look that is once again en vogue.

Courtney has definitely earned her high-end fashion credentials and even fronted Hedi Slimane's first campaign for Saint Laurent with her signature look.

"Well actually, first I was Riccardo Tisci's muse, so he can now have Kim Kardashian as a muse for all he wants, but he's still a dear friend. I'm just not musing for him. Whereas Hedi, he can't seem to stop with this grunge thing, he's like going for it and going for it.

"I just laugh, and think how I can make money out of it," she told British magazine Grazia when asked what she made of the '90s revival.

Another fashion favourite of Courtney's is Victoria Beckham, who has fast become one of the most lauded names in the industry.

As well as being an avid fan of grunge, 49-year-old Courtney likes to indulge in ladylike glamour and finds Victoria's dresses perfect for this.

"You've got to hand it to her, man, those dresses are sexy; they're beautiful. I have about eight dresses and I just ordered my first bag," she said.

On the subject of her daughter Frances, who she had with late husband Kurt Cobain, Courtney said she couldn't be prouder of the woman she's grown into and that the pair have put their troubles behind them.

Frances has already starred in a number of modelling campaigns, including a web photo series for Hedi. But her real passion is art.

"We're great now; we live four doors down from each other in LA. She's 21, an avid reader; she's read all the classics. And she's so beautiful, like Angelina beautiful, a little too beautiful, it's freaking me out," she laughed.

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