Courtney Love launches new clothing line inspired by her ‘Dirty Blonde’ memoir

The Hole frontwoman has collaborated with designer label Midnight Studios on the collection

Courtney Love has launched a new clothing line inspired by her memoir, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries Of Courtney Love.

The Hole frontwoman released the book in 2006. It contained diary entries, letters, photos, poetry, collages, posters for shows, and more.

Now, Love has teamed up with designer label Midnight Studios to create a capsule collection that features some of those items emblazoned onto them. The line features a range of shirts, jumpers, trousers, and bags.


The collection will be exclusively available at Hypebeast’s HYPEFEST, which takes place in Brooklyn this weekend (October 6-7). You can see some of the items that will be up for sale below.

Love will be the subject of a special tribute concert held at upstate New York art venue Basilica Hudson later this month (October 27). The event will be directed by her former Hole bandmate Melissa Auf der Maur and artist Joe Mama-Nitzberg and will feature appearances from the likes of Michael Stipe, Chloë Sevigny, the National’s Aaron Dessner, Ryan McGinley, Yelena Yemchuk and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

Auf der Maur recently explained why she wanted to pay tribute to Love with the show. “Honestly, the event that we’re honouring Courtney with, Pioneering People, we did it once with John Waters, once with Rufus Wainwright,” she said. “Earlier this year I realised it’s gotta be a woman. So it occurred to me, well, Courtney’s a pioneer. And Courtney deserves a creative bouquet of honouring.


“She’s one of the most misunderstood, wild card, strange individuals, and Hole’s legacy is important to me, as far as it being looked at with the respect it deserves and the impact it made. The impact is very real. The #MeToo moments, Courtney was always saying this stuff.”

Meanwhile, Love has confirmed she is working on a new memoir and a new album, which she’s promised will be “beat-heavy”. Asked what the record would sound like, Love said that it would be rock but with ‘beats’, adding “like Lana has beats. And Lorde has beats.”


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