Patti Smith Rocks It
Patricia Lee Smith, better known as Patti “the godmother of punk rock” owns closets full of Ann Demeulemeester, Costume National, and even Chanel. But since her early days sweating on stage at CBGB’s with William Burroughs as one of her top fans in the front row, she’s rocked denim and great tees. During fashion week, she gave a rare appearance at the LNA fashion party at Milk Studios in NYC. LNA tees rank as some of the softest. I’ve worn’em plenty with Hudson jeans.
Smith, a poet and painter as well, still shines brightest — here at 63 years old — on stage! Cyril, a French painter with skunked blonde black hair grabbed me to say, “When she smiles, it’s over. Wow.”
She electrified the room and I had to compete with a couple rows of dudes in jackets who erected iPhones in front of my view. Still the pulse traveled through all our veins, especially when Smith dedicated the show to Alexander “Lee” McQueen, of whom she said, “He’s now with the angels.”
“We want to live!” She screamed.
Indeed, we do.