The blurring of the indie rock and fashion worlds continues. Last year, Lana Del Rey helped break down the wall when she became the "global face" for an H&M ad campaign. Now, legendary designers Yves Saint Laurent have hired Beck to model part of their new menswear collection.

GQ is reporting that the decision to get the 40-year-old musician came from Hedi Slimane, Yves Saint Laurent's creative director and a friend of Beck. Slimane, who took the five black-and-white pictures that can be viewed at GQ's website, dressed Beck in a variety of outfits, including a tuxedo and a fringed jacket, complete with a skinny tie. Four of the five pictures find Beck wearing a wide-brimmed black hat. And he's certainly got a model's build: For all the records he's sold in his 20-year career, he still looks like he can't afford a decent meal.

Beck and Slimane have collaborated before, albeit with the musician's other talents being called into action. The alt-rock icon created the score for a runway show when Slimane was at Dior Homme.

Meanwhile, Beck seems to be returning to his day job with a vengeance after a four-year drought. Last year he released 20 new songs via sheet music for his 'Song Reader' project. As 2012 came to a close, he hinted at two projects that may see the light of day in this new year.