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Thursday 23 October 2014

Rock royalty Courtney Love in new campaign

Courtney Love

Courtney Love plays up her rock royalty image dressed in a crown and fur coat in a new campaign for Saint Laurent.

The notorious rocker is just one of several musicians who have been tapped by the label's frontman Hedi Slimane.

Courtney joins stars Marilyn Manson and Ariel Pink to front the designer brand's line.

In the images that are set to break later this month, all the controversial icons pose in looks they sometimes put together themselves.

According to WWD, Courtney is seen wearing a polka dot scarf she selected from Hedi's own wardrobe in one photograph.

The blonde star also selected a tuxedo jacket, a leather miniskirt and jewellery from Saint Laurent’s Vermeil collection for the shoot.

The Hole frontwoman is featured in three of the photographs that all represent her own iconic style and that of rock royalty at large.

In one memorable shot, Courtney is seen crouched on the floor dressed in a jewelled crown and fur coat reminiscent of Hole's album cover for Live Through This.

Goth singer Marilyn and Californian experimental rock pioneer Ariel - who front the menswear section for the campaign - don the Saint Laurent LO1 leather biker jacket.

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon also poses for Hedi half-wearing a Le Smoking. The rock chic stays true to her signature mix of high fashion androgyny and soft, feminine styling for her images from the campaign. This includes her signature dark manicure and a sheer, Swiss dot top with a sweetheart neckline.

Fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent dressed both Mick and Bianca Jagger for their wedding in St Tropez, in 1971.

Hedi is keen to continue the tradition of dressing rock music's finest, and has worked with stars including The Libertines, The Kills and Franz Ferdinand over the years.

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