It’s a fact of life that Yves Saint Laurent knows rock stars. In May of 1971, he designed the outfits of both Mick and Bianca Jagger for their St. Tropez wedding, and has dressed countless rock legends since then, including Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, David Bowie, The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, and many, many more. With that being said, it simply makes sense that YSL would snatch up some of the biggest names in the industry to star in his new Rock Music photo series, and boy, did he outdo himself! The series stars
my one true love Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, and Ariel Pink and was shot by the lovely and talented Hedi Slimane, who manages to completely capture the signature YSL look while still portraying the star’s individual personalities.
Courtney Love is seen in a pinstripe suit, ruffled shirt, beauty queen crown (reminiscent of Hole’s “Live Through This” album cover,) and draped dress pining over her guitar managing to completely embody the soul of all things grunge chic while showing off her “let it bleed” arm tattoo. Manson is ever the gothic rocker with his beautiful pale face and heavy makeup, all while in a black button-up under the label’s signature 101 biker jacket. The jacket also appears on California experimental rocker Ariel Pink, who lightens up the series with a hint of humor all while still managing to appear as the angsty legend that he is. The series is topped off by Kim Gordon, who channels the sound of Sonic Youth with a dazed but defiant look in her eyes while modeling multiple looks such as a menswear jacket and lace dress, that explore both her hard-edge and feminine style.
The stunning series is promised to go down in history as a near-perfect portrait of fashion and music combined, so make sure to check out the full set of photographs below!