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Patti Smith: Gritty Muse

Patti Smith, punk rock poetess– “over the skin of silk are scars from the splinters of stations and walls I’ve caressed”– and perennial style (though she would perhaps deny the latter, despite wearing a daily uniform by Ann Demeulemeester) has been getting a lot of face time in the media of late, and, [appropriate given this proliferation of Patti-focused energy] on Stylesight’s own Zeitgeist blog.  But her status as a muse for Stylesight’s S/S 12 Runway Roadmap [live now] deserves another look.

Below, the Vault visually expounds upon this well-deserved media frenzy by simply sharing a few. more. photos. from Judy Linn‘s recent book.

In heart she is an American artist, and she has no guilt.  Photos of Patti Smith, 1969-1975.

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