Love, CourtneyShop This Collection
Guitar hero and grunge goddess with guts, Courtney Love let us into her icon-defining closet for an exclusive collection that’s pretty on the inside (and out).
“I’m not a woman. I’m a force of nature.”
“I wanna be the girl with the most cake.”
Wanna get into Courtney Love’s celebrity skin? We talk to the queen of alt for the full story behind our collection (and THE closet).
So this is your first real clothing collaboration. How’d it go?
I haven’t put my name on much, and I wasn’t going to be in on it if wasn’t a real collaboration. And it was. We went through my closet and pulled out some really special pieces that I had saved. I always take vintage and re-adapt it, so I doodled on the original sketches, adding details like handcrafted, romantic, three-dimensional accents.
What was the initial inspo behind the collection?
The starting point was lingerie meets real world. We looked at some of my rock-star ’90s stuff and redid that in a more contemporary way. There are two dresses that are modernized from really famous ones I wore back in the day, done in fabrics that are so luxe. It’s such a cool collection: it feels new and slightly nostalgic at the same time.
Any absolute favorites?
The lace bodysuit - I’ve been wanting to make one of those for 10 years!
“The boys can take off their shirts when they get hot, so why can’t I?”