Fashion Flashback: Patti Smith
Patti Smith is an amazing cultural force. When she came to NYC as a teen she started dating Robert Mapplethorpe, and eventually lived with him at the Chelsea hotel with neighbors like Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Bob Dylan. Her time there with Mapplethrope has been recounted in her new book, Just Kids. As Patti grew as musician and poet she developed into a seriously punk bitch. Her fused poetry and punk music starting with her album, 1975′s Horses. Aside from a prolific career, she dated Jim Carrol, has a cameo in Gimme Shelter, is a performance artist, wrote for Rolling Stone and had some of the seriously best homeless/drug addict style ever. Pictures and more, after the jump.
FYI: Right now, there’s a Patti Smith exhibit at the Robert Miller Gallery. Objects of Life, following Steven Sebring’s film about her which recently premiered on PBS. The exhibition is full of her drawings, writings and photographs.