The "godmother of punk" Patti Smith defied what it meant to be a female in the 1970s. While everyone was decked out in sequins in the disco, Patti Smith was an androgynous rocker that became one of the most influential singers of the time. While in New York during the early 70s, she lived at the Chelsea Hotel, frequented CBGBs and wrote poetry that she would later perform. Her menswear/rocker style wardrobe has inspired the likes of Hedi Slimane and Rick Owens. Ann Demeulemeester has stated she would have never become a designer if it wasn't for her friendship with Smith.
Song of the Day: "Because the Night" by Patti Smith