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The Animals' Eric Burdon Stars in Saint Laurent Campaign

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Eric Burdon

The 74-year-old singer from the legendary '60s rock group is the latest face of the brand's Music Project campaign.

When it comes to Saint Laurent's Music Project, a campaign dreamed up by creative director Hedi Slimane to showcase some of the most talented faces in the industry, the brand always goes big. Legends like Joni Mitchell, B.B. King and Kim Gordon have all posed for the signature black-and-white portraits — lensed by Slimane himself — while wearing iconic Saint Laurent staples like leather jackets and cool suits. 

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Joining the long list of famous punk-scene faces who have participated in the project is Eric Burdon, the famed lead singer of the '60s rock group The Animals, who are credited with spearheading the rock 'n' roll British Invasion. In 1969, the singer founded the more funk-tastic group War. 

The 74-year-old, outfitted in a leather jacket and classic opaque shades, was photographed by L.A.-based Slimane in Ojai, Calif., in April. 

In addition to rock industry heroes, Slimane has featured Daft Punk as well as singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. in the project, which can be seen in full at the brand's website.  

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