Frances Bean Cobain Is Marc Jacobs' Latest Muse; Thinks 'Grunge'-Fashion Is Stupid

January 26, 2017
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Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of rock royalty Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole, is the latest face of the fashion line Marc Jacobs. Although Cobain has shown she has the chops for it, she doesn't see herself joining the ranks of celebrity children going down model route. "I don't think I'll be modeling for anybody else for a very long time - this is 100 percent outside of my comfort zone," Cobain told Vogue. "I wouldn't have done it with anyone other than Marc [Jacobs>."

I first met Frances Bean when she was 2 years old at a dinner with her mom (Courtney) and Anna Sui in 1994 at Bar Six in NYC. I have always wanted to work with Frances. Her beauty, uniqueness, and strength is something I have long admired and respected. Few things remain as constant as my continued inspiration from those whose honesty, integrity, courage, and curiosity lead them to explore and venture beyond preconceived boundaries. Photographed by @davidsimsofficial, I am pleased to share the first image of Frances Bean Cobain for our Spring/Summer 2017 campaign.

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"I don't model unless I think the project is cool, and I don't put my name behind something that I don't genuinely believe in," says Cobain. "I thought this collection was great, and I was flattered that Marc thought of me for this. What I said to Marc when I was saying yes was that he's an underdog for the masses. He's still very rebellious within the fashion world, and he's been like that his entire career."

Although she agreed to model the clothing for the high-end fashion line, Cobain herself doesn't stress too much over the way she dresses. "I honestly don't care very much. I'm a black jeans, vintage T-shirt, boots girl. That is my daily uniform," Cobain says. "I can appreciate fashion without having to let it consume me or [feeling the need> to be part of that world. In my personal life, I'm just lazy about it."

Although Cobain is a product of the grunge scene of the '90s, she doesn't see eye-to-eye with designers implementing the grunge-style of flannel and torn jeans into the fashion world. "I don't f**king care what they did in the '90s; I wasn't around and it's not relevant to me." Born in 1992 to the king and queen of the scene that they helped popularize, Cobain says that over time she simply became jaded by the movement. "Yes, the '90s were influential, for sure, but it's just not my cup of tea. When it's shoved down your throat every day for 24 years, you just stop caring."

"I find it interesting where grunge originated from, and then where it was taken, which was high fashion," Cobain says. "My dad was so poor that they kept going to Goodwill to get donated ripped jeans. It wasn't a fashion decision; it was an 'I don't have any money, I have no other choice' type of decision."

Although her time modeling with Marc Jacobs will certainly be a highlight for her, Cobain hardly believes that she'll ever take modeling seriously. "I could never do [modeling> professionally, but I'm glad I did it with Marc, because I trust him." Cobain currently operates as a visual artist.

(source: Vogue)