Frances Bean Cobain Models For Hedi Slimane

Photo: Courtesy of Hedi Slimane’s Diary

It’s hard not to talk about her very public beef with mom Courtney Love, or what it’s like to grow up as the heir and legacy of one of rock and roll’s most tortured souls, her father Kurt Cobain. But Frances Bean Cobain—named as such, as rock legend goes, after Seattle’s Frances Farmer and the fact that she looked like a bean as a baby—has done remarkably well avoiding publicity. Which, despite the air of tragedy and complexity around her, is kind of a shame, because as Hedi Slimane’s recent photo shoot depicts, she’s a magnetic and alluring young lady.

Slimane, famous for his stint at Dior Homme, sat down with Frances for a group of stark, revealing black and white photos that are simultaneously eerie because Frances looks like a woman (instead of the baby oft-photographed with her grunge-icon parents) and because Frances looks like the precise blend of mom and dad. But also, she looks beautiful, wearing little makeup and a lot of jewelry, staring down the camera like she was born for it (she was) and like she grew up in front of it (she didn’t). Romantic, introspective, and intense: more Frances, please.

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“Art is the solution to chaos,” her tattoo reads. Since we last saw the baby-faced Frances she’s certainly gotten a lot of ink. Guess it runs in the family.

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After being bombarded for nearly two decades with pencil-thin eyebrows, we love that the full brow is back. Also, it looks like Frances wasn’t styled at all, and is just lounging around with her own handpicked, well-loved accessories.

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The dark, unwashed hair is a definite testament to the hair looking better the day after shampooing rule.

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With the petite skull necklace and her tattoos hidden, Frances echos her younger self and even looks a bit gentle.

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Don’t worry guys: there’s no nip-slip here. The see-through lace covers everything up, and the pale, dark-haired girl seems eons away from her blonde parents. Dreamy look, tousled hair, filagree shoulders = tons of romance.

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When Hole and Nirvana was the only thing on our Walkman, we also had that super-loved sweater with the holes in random places. Forgive the ’90s reference—but we are being taken by how much she looks like a perfect blend of both parents.

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Berry lip-stain is all this natual beauty needs.

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The Tudor-era regality of this image is so striking, and the small detail of the spike ring lets onlookers know that, though you can basically “see through” Miss Cobain, you best not mess with her.

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Thrift store reigns supreme. (Also reigning supreme: her pout.)

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All right, quite honestly, and not to lose my job or anything, but this is how I imagined Bella Swan. Slightly bruised, vulnerable, but with eyes that’ll leave you wounded. (You can borrow that, Stephanie Meyer…)

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At MTV Style, we are a fan of having your nails MASSIVELY done up, or the quiet honesty of chipped polish. Both have deliberate, amazing messages.

Photo: Courtesy of Hedi Slimane’s Diary

If looks (and cheekbones) could kill. We count four rings and one finger tattoo. The accessory excess is really happening for us. Thanks, Frances. You look stunning.

{Via Hedi Slimane}

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