Marsell boots, A.F. Vandervorst black wool pants, illia leather jacket, CDG ruffled bag

Patti Smith’s signature style of collared white shirts, loose black ribbon around her neck, and long jackets worn with peg leg jeans and boots (memorialized by Robert Mapplethorpe on the cover of the album “Horses”) inspired a young Ann Demuelemeester. In recognition of her muse Demeulemeester played the album “Waves” at her first runway show in Paris. As you can see, Patti is my muse in this photo. The ruffled leather bag is my interpretation of the little dose of dark romance that both women inject into their work.

For styling inspiration see my Pinterest Board Patti Smith Style Icon

What do you do for a little dose of “dark romance”?

I will be going here.

Webster Hall NYC

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