Marilyn Manson for Saint Laurent Paris.
Photo: Via Nicola Formichetti’s Instagram
You know, we’re starting to get used to this whole Saint Laurent Paris thing. Sure, we miss the ol’ YSL days, but ever since former Dior Homme creative director Hedi Slimane took over the fashion brand, we’ve been loving his black and white ads that feature moody portraits of our favorite musicians. Earlier this year, Beck was front and center in his campaigns and Grimes even collaborated on a capsule collection with the designer. But you’d never guess who Hedi picked as the face of his newest ad—Marilyn Manson! I mean, yeah, you probably knew from the headline and photo above because y’all can read, but, guys, this is uh-mazing.
The news hit us straight from Fashionista, who saw Nicola Formichetti’s Tumblr post featuring Mr. Manson himself. In the ad, he shows off his signature slicked-back hair paired with matte black lipstick, kohl-rimmed eyes, pale skin, and no eyebrows. For his ensemble, Marilyn wears the classic Saint Laurent motorcycle jacket (thanks for the tip, NY Mag!) with a black tee and killer smize. We haven’t seen Marilyn’s face around nearly enough these days, and we are SO pumped Hedi chose to resurface the ’90s icon in his latest campaign. Does this mean he’ll be seeking out other artists from this decade to show off his latest duds? We can only hope! But tell us, what do you think of Marilyn Manson in the latest Saint Laurent Paris ad? Let us know in the comments below!