The Essay - Listener, They Wore It - 5. Patti Smith's Shirt
Susanna Frankel recalls a brilliant white shirt on the cover of an LP by Patti Smith.
For a second time, five writers were invited to think about an item of clothing or an accessory that figures memorably in a work of art, be it in a book or film or painting. So Julian Barnes describes a particular hat, Daisy Goodwin thinks about diamonds, Michael Bracewell remembers a vivid suit. Then Antonia Quirke muses on a spy's coat and a white shirt sported by a rock-star is recalled by Susannah Frankel...
Susannah Frankel liked wearing men's shirts, white and often handed down from her father. She was influenced by that classic record cover for Horses, where Patti Smith made such a garment look beyond cool..
Producer Duncan Minshull.