Courtney Love was a fashion icon in her time. There was the grunge phase when she was so strung out on heroin that her “fashion” consisted of whatever crusty t-shirt she could pull off the floor of her drug den apartment, and then there was her clean phase when she went all glam and started wearing designer gowns. It was during that time that she became a muse for Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci and the pair struck up a friendship.
It was all going great, until Riccardo replaced Courtney with his new muse, Kim Kardashian. Sure, Courtney’s on the outs now, but she’s okay with that… or so she says.
Here’s what she had to say to Style.com about the situation, about her hatred of flower crowns and her love of shopping online:
On her online shopping addiction: “I hate shopping, so I order off of Net-a-Porter. A girl interviewed me for their magazine — this is so awful — she said, “You’re a legend at Net-a-Porter. You’re one of the top five American clients for buying.” I live on Net-a-Porter. And I hate ordering an Italian 42, which is an American 8. I’m investing money in 8s and even 10s in some cases. It’s like, f—, I’ll have to tailor all of this when I lose weight.”
On hating the flower crown trend: “I’m gonna say something, and I’m gonna stand by it, which is this: Flower crowns are over. F— flower crowns. If I see one more f—ing flower crown, I’m going to kick someone’s ass. And let me also say this: If you dig deep enough, you can find a 1986 Details magazine, I’m on the cover in a flower crown, OK?! Talk about ahead of your time! I got thrown a flower crown from an audience member the other day, and I just looked at it and it was plastic flowers and I was like, ‘Nooo! God.’”
On Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci abandoning her as his muse for another client: “His first muse out the gate was me! Everyone’s putting him on a pedestal right now … I met Riccardo downstairs at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, and he told me he wanted me as his muse. I’m like, ‘Givenchy’s muses have been Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O!’ Then I got fat! Then I got on Atkins and I wasn’t fat anymore, so I could wear sample. You know, when the stakes are high, you do lose weight. When you fall in love, if your career’s depending on it, you will find a way to lose weight … Riccardo doesn’t make stuff for me anymore — he found Kim [Kardashian]! But I still love Riccardo, he’s a dear friend.”
Wait a second, isn’t there a photo of Courtney in a flower crown?
Oh, right. What is it you were saying?
In any case, I hate shopping in stores, as well. It’s so nice to shop online – but I imagine with couture clothes especially, it’s even harder to pick them out online since everything fits so differently. Ah, well.