Courtney Love in Fashion Winter 2013: Being A Rock Star Today Is Almost Like A Politican

Posted Thursday October 31, 2013 9:40 AM GMT

With her autobiography "Courtney Love: My Story" slated to hit stores on December 1st, Courtney Love garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the Winter 2014 issue of Fashion magazine.

While donning designer duds from Mulberry and Gucci for the Chris Nicholls-shot spread, the 49-year-old singer/songwriter dished about her past struggles with fashion and even shared details about the book.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Love's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Fashion!

On her life as a style icon:
"I got ostracized by [fashion] after I went to rehab in 2006. After I got out, no one would dress me and I sucked it up. I went to Paris, got on a plane and I was only invited to two shows. Two shows! YSL and Stella. Then I met my stylist Panos [Yipanis], who got me to sit down with Riccardo Tisci and he was more than happy to dress me during the biggest weight gain of my life. He renewed my faith in fashion... It's really about who you surround yourself with in your career. The next time I went back to Paris was in 2008 and I got invited to a hundred shows and the minute [Givenchy creative director] Riccardo [Risci] said, 'she is my muse,' everyone threw clothes at me. That's just fashion 0 it's such a reactive community."

On her upcoming autobiography:
"I keep wanting to write this one chapter about a man that I was very much in love with but I just don't want to name him. I used pseudonyms like Mr. Cat - this guy who was a billionaire and our relationship ended weird."

On her views on now rock stars:
"Being a rock star today is almost like a politician. You have a platform where you can say things and the good ones like [Bruce] Springsteen, [Michael] Stipe, and Bone use it for good politics."

Photo Credit: Chris Nicholls for Fashion

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