courtney love 1986

Courtney Love Poses for PAPER in 1986

In honor of 54-year-old Courtney Love's birthday today, here's Love posing for PAPER back in 1986 and making a real case for crushed velvet. As the cover star of our 30th anniversary issue in 2014, Love explained why PAPER is so special to her: "The first press I ever did was for Interview and PAPER, for a [1986] film called Sid and Nancy," she said. Read the full interview, here.

Courtney Love 1986


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Story by Brook Aster / Photography by Leanda Heler / Styling by Briana Andalore / Hair by Tevin Washington / Makeup by Eden Lattanzio / Nails by Tiny / Set design by Milena Gorum