Nineteen year old, Nottingham-born musician Jake Bugg is the newest face of Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent Music Project. The series of portraits continue the French fashion house's strong affiliation with the music world, which was started by the house's late founder when he dressed Mick and Bianca Jagger for their 1971 wedding in St Tropez. For his portrait, Bugg is wearing his own Saint Laurent motorcycle jacket and true to form, Slimane shot Buggs in Malibu. You probably know by now that Slimane resides in Los Angeles.
According to the Telegraph, "Bugg and Slimane's friendship began when Slimane arrived at Saint Laurent as creative director in March 2012, at which point Bugg visited him in Paris. At the time Bugg was a fledgling star and had not yet released his self-titled debut album, which went to number one in the UK charts." Slimane has a thing for indy, emerging artists in addition to big names from the 1990's. Past subject for the music project have included Beck, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, and California-based band, The Garden, among others.