Having been a (somewhat young) teenager when Nirvana shot to fame, it is with a mix of feeling old and feeling creepy I report that Frances Bean Cobain is now grown and apparently sexy.
The baby Courtney Love was pregnant with when she did the disastrous Vanity Fair profile with Lynn Hirschberg in 1992, who was a tiny toddler when Kurt Cobain took his own life in 1994- is now old enough to be tattooed and smoking in a photospread. Frances Bean Cobain is 18 going on 19, meaning if you watched MTV news reports about her parents’ wedding the first time around, you are very old indeed.
The gorgeous series of pics shot of the rock couple’s daughter, done in black and white by photographer Hedi Slimane, depict Frances Bean in several sultry but not overtly sexy poses- smoking, lounging and generally looking stunning. Perhaps the most striking thing about the punk princess is her resemblance to both parents- but most hauntingly, her father.
Unlike her platinum blonde mother and naturally towheaded dad, however, Frances Bean favors dark, black locks- and while not visible in the black and white shoot, she has his striking blue eyes. And while the gorgeous, grown up girl in the pics has hopefully cast off the pall of her father’s untimely and sad death, those of us who are old enough to remember his work probably can’t help but recall his last words about his daughter:
I have a goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy and a daughter who reminds me too much of what I used to be, full of love and joy, kissing every person she meets because everyone is good and will do her no harm. And that terrifies me to the point to where I can barely function.
You can see the full photo shoot here: http://www.hedislimane.com/diary/