When Rock Meets Fashion
Marilyn Manson for Saint Laurent
Back in 2013, acclaimed designer and photographer Hedi Slimane – then the creative director for Saint Laurent – chose Marilyn Manson as the face of the label’s Autumn/Winter menswear campaign. Manson took to the job with aplomb, looking suitably creepy-sexy in the resulting pictures. Slimane also roped Kim Gordon, Courtney Love and Ariel Pink into modelling for Saint Laurent that year, in what was one of the most notable cases of rock meeting fashion.
Henry Rollins for GAP
Hardcore purists hated the idea of the Rollins modelling a black T-shirt and a furious scowl for Gap in the early 90s.
"As far as someone saying that I am selling out; I work for a living," he remarked. "I don't live with my parents any more. What you think of what I do is really of no consequence to me, my actions or plotted course." He said.
Jared Leto for Hugo Boss
We weren't entirely surprised to see the Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman pop up in a few Boss ads.
Is not entirely sure if the smell has an essence of arena rock or not. He's also started his own fashion merch which he models on his Instagram page.
Matt Barnes for You Me At Six
Matt Barnes, bass player for You Me At Six, founded Cheer Up Clothing nine years ago with his pal Edward Thomas, and their range of casual tees, backpacks and beanies has grown a small following ever since.
Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry for Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne’s Black XS Be A Legend with Pop and Debbie Harry fronted the campaign for the men’s and women’s fragrance respectively. Debbie telling Vogue at the time that not only was Iggy her modelling pal, he was “so much a part of Blondie’s ongoing and becoming; He gave us our first real tour: it was just a great experience."
Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B clothing line and Urban Decay collaboration
The ex-No Doubt frontwoman-turned-solo star gets a double entry here. She started her fashion line, L.A.M.B (that’s an acronym of the name of her first solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby) thirteen years ago.
This year, she’s put her name to a make-up range from Urban Decay, which, predictably, features some very bright lipsticks.
Jason Butler’s Gentlemen In Real Life
The latest musician to throw their hat into the fashion ring is letlive.’s Jason Aalon Butler. He can often be seen on his Instagram sporting garms from his new lifestyle brand, Gentlemen In Real Life, which sells everything – crisp t-shirts, beard oils, leather belts and a good, classic-looking watch.
Metallica for Brioni
Italian fashion house Brioni have decided that the way to get people to buy their suit is have the band wear them.
Metallica have teamed up with Italian menswear brand Brioni in a Bohemian Rhapsody-inspired advertising campaign.
Photographer Zackery Michael captured the band wearing the Brioni range and Metallica say the photoshoot took inspiration from the iconic video for Queen's smash hit.