“Patti Smith was this androgynous creature who was full of sexual energy but it wasn’t contrived; it wasn’t manufactured. It wasn’t high heels; it wasn’t tight dresses and makeup - which is what we now think of as femininity. It was an animal femininity that didn’t have to be groomed or packaged in a certain way. And I loved it. It was inspirational to me.” -Alice Bag reflects on the influence of Patti Smith, interview with Matthew Smith-Lahrman.