Yesterday we revealed that Marilyn Manson was the latest muse for fashion designer Hedi Slimane, as super stylist Nicola Formichetti tweeted a shot of the singer in a campaign for Saint Laurent’s Pre Fall collection. Now it seems Manson isn't the only rocker to join the designer's stable of musicians-turned-models, as images of Courtney Love, Ariel Pink and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon posing in Saint Laurent have also emerged.
Part of an ongoing project which sees music industry stars styling pieces from the label's collections, the latest campaign continues both Slimane and the brand's tradition of merging the world's of fashion and rock 'n' roll. Yves Saint Laurent was responsible for dressing Mick and Bianca Jagger for their 1971 St Tropez wedding while Silmane created stagewear for numerous musicians during his time at Saint Laurent in the late 90's and at Dior in the early 2000's, including David Bowie, The Liberties and Franz Ferdinand. Artists Christopher Owens and Beck were both selected as faces of Saint Laurent campaigns upon Slimane's return to the label last year.
Courtney Love was photographed by the designer in her New York townhouse earlier this year. The singer chose to wear Slimane’s own polka dot scarf when she posed for him, as well as a classic Saint Laurent pinstripe suite, signature silk ruffle shirt, an evening dress from the Pre Fall 2013 collection and a men's black and white fur coat from the most recent Autumn/ Winter 2014 show. Meanwhile Manson and Pink both opted to appear in a rock star staple - Saint Laurent’s “L01” leather motorcycle jacket, which has also been worn by Keith Richards and Tom Burke, the front man of indie-pop band Citizens who starred in Saint Laurent's Spring 2013 Menswear campaign.
Alongside rock portraiture, another aspect of Slimane's music project is the commission of original soundtracks for Saint Laurent shows. Artists who have participated so far include Daft Punk, TY Segall and The Oh Sees.
Take a look through the Saint Laurent campaign pictures in the gallery above...