Marilyn Manson In Saint Laurent Ad Takes Us By Surprise (PHOTO)

Hedi Slimane has been surprising us at every turn since taking over the mantle at Yves Saint Laurent, from his decision to axe "Yves" from the brand name to his collection of neo-grunge runway looks.

Now he's thrown us for a loop by casting an unexpected face in Saint Laurent's new ads: Marilyn Manson.

A photo of the new campaign was shared by both Nicola Formichetti ‏and SCENE's Peter Davis via social media, with Davis writing on Facebook: "Marilyn Manson in the new Saint Laurent ads. Thoughts?" On Instagram, Nicola wrote simple, "Amazing" with a slew of hashtags.

We can't say we saw this one coming, seeing as Manson isn't exactly a red carpet regular or fashion mag cover star. But he does fit the new profile Slimane's building for Saint Laurent: dark, edgy and slightly reminiscent of the '90s.

Then again, it remains to be seen if Manson's face will sell clothes. Check out a sneak peek of the Saint Laurent menswear campaign. Do you dig Manson as the face of one of fashion's most iconic brands?


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