Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter is a Marc Jacobs model.
Frances Bean Cobain is modeling the designer's Spring Campaign 2017, and brings a lot of glamour to the grunge look that her parents embraced in the '90s. "I first met Frances Bean when she was two years old at a dinner with her mom (Courtney) and Anna Sui in 1994 at Bar Six in NYC," Jacobs recalled in an Instagram caption of Frances modeling his clothing.
The 24-year-old rock-n-roll heir was also excited about her new gig, and shared a photo from "behind the curtain" of the shoot in addition to speaking with Vogue magazine about the opportunity.
"I don’t think I’ll be modeling for anybody else for a very long time -- this is 100 percent outside my comfort zone,” she admits. “I wouldn’t have done it with anyone other than Marc.”
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.
“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,” she adds. “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.”
While Frances dons dark lipstick and a messy hairstyle in the first image from her Marc Jacobs campaign, she tells Vogue that she doesn't "f**king care what they did in the ’90s."
"I wasn’t around and it’s not relevant to me,” she explains. “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.”
That being said, she does acknowledge that her look does resemble the grunge style that her parents helped make famous. “I find it interesting where grunge originated from, and then where it was taken, which was high fashion,” she admits. “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.”