When Nasty Gal unveiled their first Courtney Love collaboration last year, we couldn’t have been less surprised by the babydoll dresses, silk slips, tiaras and maryjanes—all staples in the Courtney Love kinderwhore canon. The collection was undeniably overpriced remakes of the same pieces Love found in a Seattle Goodwill. Still, it sold out in like two minutes, and Coachella was thus filled with Miss World knock-offs. Now, the mega-retailer has announced a follow-up Courtney Love collab for the holiday season—great.
Dropping Nov. 3, the line consists of the all-too-familiar lingerie-cum-eveningwear, Keith Richards-style pussybow blouses and a knock-off of Love’s velvet Peter Pan collared babydoll she wore on the cover of SPIN in 1994. The collection also includes a ripped t-shirt and beaded maxi-dress adorned with lyrics from Hole‘s classic sad girl anthem, “Doll Parts”—in fact, a lot of the outfits look like the one Courtney wore in the music video.
Love told Vogue she “took more risks” with this collection, channeling Moulin Rouge, Jim Morrison and suffragettes from 1890.
“This [collection] still has some nostalgia, but also has sort of Moulin Rouge fantasy pieces that are kind of over the top,” she said. “You know, it’s for Christmas. Nasty Gal for Christmas.”
Got it—cold weather Coachella wear. But Love also doesn’t want the clothes to be strictly self-referential or vintage, mixing classics like a leopard coat, with modern touches, like a lace catsuit.
“You don’t just relate them to me in 1994, you know what I mean?” she added. “I’m a fiend for bodysuits—I’ve said for the past 10 years bodysuits are gonna come back.”
Preview the collection, above.