Courtney Love is selling iconic pieces from her wardrobe online

Oh make me over

Last week, we brought you the news that Chloë Sevigny was selling archival pieces from her extensive wardrobe in New York, alongside stylist and Dazed contributor Haley Wollens and vintage collector Gabriel Held. Originally set to run across the weekend, by the end of the first day everything had sold out – meaning a lot of people likely went home v disappointed.

Now, though, another cult style icon has announced she will throw open the doors to what we can only assume is a walk-in closet of epic proportions, selling a selection of what she finds inside on luxury resale site Heroine. Said style icon? The one and only: Courtney Love.

Among the items hitting Heroine’s digital shelves is a corseted black cocktail dress by Vivienne Westwood, a velvet jumpsuit by Rick Owens, a pale pink silk Galliano gown, and the pin-striped tailored jacket she wore as part of Saint Laurent’s 2013 campaign – as shot by Hedi Slimane. Also featured on the line-up are pieces by Marc Jacobs, which is pretty lols when you consider the fact Love and husband Kurt Cobain set fire to the designer’s grunge-inspired collection for Perry Ellis, when the designer sent it to them as a gift back in 1992.   

“I love fashion and I love sharing with others, so, while I certainly hold some pieces more dearly than others, I will not grasp tightly to material possessions” – Courtney Love

“I love fashion and I love sharing with others, so, while I certainly hold some pieces more dearly than others, I will not grasp tightly to material possessions,” explains Love of her decision to clean out her closet. “When it’s time to pass something along, I will do that with pleasure, as I believe that clothing should be worn or displayed in a way that allows its beauty to be seen.” And, dear reader, where better for that beauty to be seen than on your very own body?

Not only will you be helping Love make space for more red hot runway looks, and updating your wardrobe with some serious fashion history in the process, you’ll also be contributing to a great cause. Stand for Courage, which was founded by Love’s sister Nicole Jon Sievers, is a non-profit organisation which aims to change the conversation surrounding bullying, and the place a portion of the proceeds raised from the sale will go.

The Heroine x Courtney Love closet sale launches on December 6.

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