Until very recently, we didn't know much about Frances Bean Cobain other than that she just turned 19 and is the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain. Now, we also know that she's gorgeous, thanks to two sets of sultry photos that have recently hit the internet.
Hedi Slimane's were the first to catch our attention. The black and white photos, which show Frances Bean covered in tattoos and smoking, are haunting and intense and shed a new light on the famous offspring. The fashion world was particularly dazzled by the photos and she's already being called an 'it girl.' Her mother told the Observer, of a recent Times article, “Ugh, I didn’t like how they called her an ‘It Girl.’ It’s tacky. It’s not like she’s gonna do Nylon.”
Just before Frances' 19th birthday, another set of photographs emerged by fine art photographer Rocky Schenck--these ones more romantic and old Hollywood and less rock and roll than Hedi's, but equally beautiful.
Both photographers said the photos were taken at Cobain's request, which is interesting. Does she just admire the work of these particular photographers or does she want photos of herself out there for a particular reason? As far as we know, she hasn't shown interest in anything other than her own art, so the former seems more likely than any quest for fame.
Frances is obviously having a moment, but will it last? It's hard not to be obsessed with someone like Frances now, whose parents were icons of the grunge era that has been informing fashion trends so much lately. But is she, herself, an icon? Is it just in her DNA? Is she destined to be the next Chanel ambassadress? It's a lot to base on a few photos, but given all the attention they've received, the opportunity is definitely there for her. See below for all the photos.
**Photos: Rocky Schenck (first set) and Hedi Slimane (second set)