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Courtney Love: ‘I thought: this dress is crazy-looking, but I’ll make it work’

By As told to Leah Harper

The musician on the controversial dress – from Christian Dior’s ‘homeless’ collection – she chose for the Golden Globes in 2000

I was going to wear Versace to the Golden Globes in 2000 – it was already in my wardrobe – but the dress I ended up wearing was from John Galliano’s Christian Dior haute couture collection that was “inspired” by homelessness [the New York Times described the contentious collection as “tasteless chic”]. My good friends Arianne Phillips [the costume designer] and Joe Mama-Nitzberg [the artist] called me and said: “You have to wear couture!” I didn’t really get couture until this. My mind was blown – I thought: “This is what they were talking about.”

The dress arrived and it was ridiculous. It was straight up and down and had twine on it. On the twine there was a book of matches, glass, all this taxidermy. I remember thinking: “OK, it’s crazy-looking, but I’ll make it work.”

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/apr/02/courtney-love-i-thought-this-dress-is-crazy-looking-but-ill-make-it-work