Courtney Love’s clothing line has certainly been a long time coming. The songstress/grunge goddess first announced she would be doing a line, called Never the Bride, nearly four years ago–but it wasn’t until 2011, when Love finally got a licensee, that it looked like the line might actually happen.
Well, happen it did–and now, after years of waiting, we finally get to see some of the collection.
Courtney Love tweeted several never-before-seen looks of the new collection as modeled by a rainbow-haired Chloe Norgaard. And, unsurprisingly, it looks a lot like the mangled and embellished vintage pieces Love herself is fond of wearing.
Indeed, the line consists entirely of one-of-a-kind, repurposed vintage pieces–some of which Love says came out of her 1983 tenure at Paramount’s wardrobe department. Apparently, Love was supposed to get rid of the moldy vintage pieces the studio had in storage but instead she kept them for herself–and now, nearly three decades later, she’s repurposed and revamped them for her own line.
We have to say, for a line made out of moldy vintage pieces, which Love essentially acquired for free, the results are actually not bad–no doubt because as an avid vintage-lover and antiques collection, Love really knows her stuff. The Edwardian and Victorian pieces were brought into the 21st century thanks to beading, and embellishments, and in one case, three Victorian-era dresses were mashed up to create one wholly-new piece.
While there’s no word yet on pricing, Love said that the collection will soon be available on Net-a-Porter, which likely means it’ll fall into the contemporary designer or luxury price point. That might seem a lot to pay for once garbage-bound vintage pieces–but can you really put a price on looking so artfully disheveled?
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