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I talk to my clothes : why Courtney Love is selling her best-known outfits

The 90s grunge icon talks about how Gianni Versace got her out of slips, Karl Lagerfeld got her out of tutus and why naming her clothes helps her get dressedCourtney Love is one of those rare figures whose sense of style helped to define an era. Her love of ruffles, lace and vintage slip dresses injected the baggy grunge aesthetic of the 1990s with a burst of an antique heresy. Her alternative style even inspired Marc Jacobs’ spring 1993 collection for Perry Ellis (the brand decided he had gone too far and the pieces he sent to Love and Kurt Cobain were burned, but it went on to make Jacobs’ career). As her career moved into acting, she flirted more with high-fashion. After her role in The People vs Larry Flynt she was nominated for a Golden Globe and was invited to the Oscars, where she wore such distinctive gowns that she won a VH1 award in 1997 just for her sense of style.Now, after nearly three decades of wearing nice clothes, she is selling some of her best-known pieces on Heroine.com, the upmarket sister to trendy resale site grailed.com, with some of the profits going to her sister Nicole’s anti-bullying charity, Stand for Courage. Continue reading...

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