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Courtney Love Then & Now (PHOTOS)

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A HuffPost Style happy birthday goes out to Courtney Love, who turns 47 on Saturday.

The songstress-turned-fashionista has certainly been riddled with a series of controversies, legal battles and addictions. But she's tried to ditch the "train wreck" moniker in favor of being a serious fan of la mode.

She told the New York Times last November that she will "never, ever forgive" her mother "for not being glamorous," and that, "For years, despite having impeccable taste, I didn't understand how to convey that I had impeccable taste." Among the designing crowd credited with bringing Courtney to her current sartorial senses: Karl Lagerfeld, who may or may not have told her, "You're drowning in The Kook," Andre Leon Talley, perhaps responsible for making her realize a Birkin bag ain't everything and Anna Sui, introduced to Courtney after she tried on everything in her SoHo boutique...and all of it ended up on the floor. Love has even tried her hand at style blogging and shilling her unwanted wares on eBay.

Check out Courtney then and now -- the truth is she can pull off some serious high-fashion looks (think sequined Miu Miu and feathered Chanel Haute Couture) -- and tell us what you think.

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