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Saint Laurent Music Project: the pictures

Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson front campaign for French label.

In another ‘What, really?’ move, Hedi Slimane, creative director of the newly renamed Saint Laurent Paris, has revealed his latest commotion-causing project at the helm of the French fashion house, the Saint Laurent Music Project.

Continuing his Rock Diary photography project, it is billed as a portraiture campaign featuring off-beat music stars styling themselves in pieces from the Saint Laurent collection, featuring quite a motley crew of stars you wouldn’t necessarily expect to see dressed head-to-toe in Saint Laurent. There’s Hole front-woman and Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love, Sonic Youth legend Kim Gordon, metal rocker Marilyn Manson and eccentric solo musician Ariel Pink.

Is this Slimane continuing the house’s link with musical heavyweights? Yves dressed rock star Mick Jagger and fiancé Bianca in iconic matching white tailoring for their 1971 wedding. Forty years later Hedi shoots Marilyn Manson in a Saint Laurent leather jacket and a healthy dose of guy-liner. How the times have changed…

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