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Frances Bean Cobain is the face of new Marc Jacobs campaign

The designer has known Kurt Cobain's daughter since she was a toddler.

Frances Bean Cobain has been named the sole model for designer Marc Jacobs' spring and summer 2017 collection.

The quirky New York-based fashion designer broke the exciting news on Wednesday (25Jan17), noting he has been a fan of Frances, the daughter of rockers Courtney Love and late Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain, since she was a baby.

"I first met Frances Bean when she was 2 years old at a dinner with her mom (Courtney) and Anna Sui in 1994 at Bar Six in NYC," Marc recalled on his Instagram account under a black and white photo of 24-year-old Cobain wearing a gorgeous, embellished lace dress he designed. "I have always wanted to work with Frances. Her beauty, uniqueness, and strength is something I have long admired and respected."

Jacobs has always chosen unique models for his campaigns, having worked with Sofia Coppola, Missy Elliott, Marilyn Manson, Winona Ryder, and Cher, among others.

"Few things remain as constant as my continued inspiration from those whose honesty, integrity, courage, and curiosity lead them to explore and venture beyond preconceived boundaries," Jacobs wrote. "Photographed by @davidsimsofficial (David Sims), I am pleased to share the first image of Frances Bean Cobain for our Spring/Summer 2017 campaign."

The new launch marks the first time Jacobs hasn't worked with multiple models on one campaign in seven years.

Meanwhile, Jacobs' longtime muse's divorce battle with estranged husband Isaiah Silva is back in the headlines after she demanded the return of her father's 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic guitar.

Frances has filed legal papers asking a judge to help her get it back.

She claims Silva has been looking after the instrument her dad played during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show since she filed for divorce, but her ex insists Frances gave it to him as a gift, and therefore it's his to keep.

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