Patti Smith: “If You’re Positive, You Expand”

Sixty-eight-year-old author and singer, 70’s Punk star Patti Smith is one of the subjects of this year’s Pirelli calendar — considered fashion’s sexiest – celebrating female achievement. With her hair grown out gray, no makeup or face lift, and her singular uniform, she presents a very different kind of role model then the usual Pirelli pin-up. Last May, New York Magazine’s The Cut interviewed Smith after…

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Jenner: on ‘Dealing with Yourself’ and ‘Doing This to Live.’

Along with the rest of the world, I’ve been watching the transformation of Olympic gold medal decathlon winner Bruce Jenner into ultra-femme Caitlyn Jenner, culminating in Annie Leibovitz’s Vanity Fair cover portrait. Having worked with Leibovitz years ago I know that, beyond the 10-hours of facial-feminization surgery, Caitlyn has been styled to-the-hilt by makeup, hair and…

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