Now known as Saint Laurent, the luxurious and classic brand went through a huge makeover in 2012 that included more than just slightly changing the name. Since Hedi Slimane took over for Stefano Pilati the label has taken a darker turn, featuring black suits and wide brim hats for Spring, which was fabulous, but the recent Fall collection gave a preview of what Slimane had up his sleeve.
For the Saint Laurent Music Project, Slimane enlisted the help of rockers Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth for the Fall 2013 ads, which premiered on Dazed Digital. Slimane has been no stranger to the rock world, but this all feels so…dated. This would have been cool back in 1997, when I last truly cared for all of these artists, or their music at least. Courtney couldn’t help but tweet after the Fall 2013 that “someone actually got the look right.” What look? The grunge look that many designers, most famously Marc Jacobs when he was with Perry Ellis, copied when Nirvana and Pearl Jam ruled MTV back in the day. Later on Facebook she added:
“No offense to [Marc Jacobs] but he never got [grunge] right. This is what it really was. Hedi knows his shit. He got it accurate and MJ and Anna [Sui] did not.”
Get it right, he did. The Fall collection featured a number of skinny, pale, and somewhat unfortunate looking models scowling down the runway. I’m all for dark and gloomy, but this has been done before and in a much better way. The collection was famously panned, some critics didn’t even bother to properly review it, and with good reason. Maybe “ruining” is too strong of a word, perhaps we should say Hedi is being too experimental? The 90s are back in a really odd way. Girls who were barely alive during the decade are wearing jelly shoes and platform sneakers like they aren’t ugly. Now this mess.
Of course Courtney Love loves it, the collection is a big tribute to her and that whole era. What happened to beautiful girls in beautiful clothes? If I wanted this, i’d go drive by that shady part of town and yell out “FREE CRACK GIVEAWAY!” and watch the druggies shuffle over to my car like zombies on ‘The Walking Dead.’
Courtney? Y’aller so nasty. Now only stupid celebrity bloggers the whole world will have thatimage in their heads when we hear Heart-Shaped Box on the Classic Vinyl station on the satellite radio. Courtney Love took to Twitter to be a smart-ass when she got wind of Lana Del Rey covering her late-husband’s band’s song from 1993.
Last week in Sydney, Australia, Lana Del Rey gave a delicate rendition of Nirvana’s 1993 hit “Heart-Shaped Box,” stripping the track of Kurt Cobain’s grit in favor of a lighter version. Today, Courtney Love reached out to Del Rey on Twitter to give her an unsolicited rock history lesson. Though the tweets have since been deleted, Stereogum took a few screenshots before their removal.
“You do know the song is about my Vagina right? ‘Throw down your umbilical noose so i can climb right back,’ umm,” wrote Love to Del Rey. “On top of which some of the lyrics about my vagina I contributed. So umm next time you sing it, think about my vagina will you?” [SIC]
Earlier this month, Love was hit with a lawsuit from a former assistant over “despicable conduct.” It followed reports from last month revealing she had also been sued by her former lawyers over unpaid legal bills.
Ack. But why do I feel like these two are going to end up hanging out together at the Chateau Marmont?
The Beautiful People were all dolled up for amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDSGala, held at Hotel Du Cap today for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, France. Let’s take a look at Gwen and Gavin again, as well as a bunch of other gorgeous people. Oh, and Courtney Love. And Kreepy Karl Lagerfeld. Yeeesh.
Honestly. That HAIR. I WANT it!
The always gorgeous, Rosario Dawson
Leo’s ex, Bar Rafaeli, who looks just like his new chick, Blake Lively
Boom. Dat ASS, Janet!
Kirsten Dunst still can’t stand like a lady.
GAAAAH!!! These two. Courtney and Kreepy Karl.
How about a palette cleanser?
Hmmmm…I see Uma is wearing flat sandals. How do we feel about that?