'In 1975, a young Flemish designer discovered the debut album Horses while passing her local record shop, being drawn in by the cover image. Having no prior knowledge of the album, she was transfixed both by what she saw and what heard—she felt an instant connection to the woman who made such an emotionally charged piece of work. Inspired by that distinct portrait, in which the singer-songwriter gazed directly at the camera in a white button-up shirt with a black ribbon around her neck and a black blazer held casually over her shoulder, the teenage girl made a loose vow that she would someday meet the maker of the album. She later initiated that vow by tracking down the famed artist in Detroit and sending her a wrapped gift of three impeccably made white shirts. It was a gesture of gratitude for the way in which one artist’s work inspired another—a mutual symbol of being seen, of being understood. And thus, the story outlines the birth of a longstanding friendship between designer Ann Demeulemeester and the seminal artist Patti Smith. It also highlights the founding principles of Demeulemeester’s eponymous brand.'
- The History of Ann Demeulemeester: In Freedom and In Truth by Britnie Dates
Imbued in the history of the house, a classic deconstructed shirt from one of the legendary Antwerp six, featuring a button down placket closure at centre front, pointed collar, traditional patch pocket and longer shirt tail hem. Made in Belgium, an excellent alternative to the traditional white shirt that can be styled many different ways. Flat felled seams throughout.
Condition: Overall in great condition, some faint marks on inside of collar not visible when worn, looks like foundation/makeup.
Country of manufacture: MADE IN BELGIUM
Tagged size: IT42
Fabric composition: 100% cotton poplin
Bust: 55cm armhole to armhole
Hip/bottom hem: 59cm
Sleeve: 66cm including cuff
Length (centre front from top shoulder): 75cm
Shoulder seam: 15cm