Patti Smith's Shirt

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.

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.

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