Under the headline: “Reaching Nirvana: The Grunge Gods Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side”, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic posed for these sexy fashionable photos in the November 1993 issue of Mademoiselle Magazine.
Kurt Cobain wearing a Dries Van Noten sweater. Dave Grohl in a Todd Oldham sweater. Krist Novoselic in a Joan Vass sweater. All scarves (shown as skirts) by Gene Meyer.
Reaching Nirvana: The Grunge Gods Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side
By Ann Powers
Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Kurt Cobain, and his band, Nirvana, seemed to come out of nowhere. Two years ago, the Seattle group’s major-label debut album, Nevermind, outsold such top guns as Michael Jackson, U2, and Metallica, and helped bring the underground punk movement into the music mainstream. “It had all the drama of htting the jackpot after a lotto purchase at 7-Eleven,” said one record executive.
Grunge has since become a fashion statement, and (according to Cobain, anyway) Chelsea Clinton dreams of bringing Nirvana to The White House but the band have steadfastly refused to wear the grunge crown, they would rather wear dresses. Following a long tradition of rockers in drag, Cobain, 26 (who is married to Hole’s lead singer, Courtney Love), and his bandmates-bassist Krist Novoselic, 27, and drummer Dave Grohl, 24- wear thrift store dresses in their music video In Bloom. Cobain wears an ill-fitting prom dress with ruffles, and the band has sashayed into well-publicized events such as MTV’s Headbangers Ball in full regalia.
Cobain says he likes to paint his nails before putting on a dress. here he is shown with his cohorts wearing scarves as skirts. There’s no guarantee that their modeling careers will fly, however, so the band is playing on: Nirvana released its third major-label album this fall, In Utero, a raucous collection of songs.