In case you didn’t know, it’s International Women’s Day. It’s also International Pancake Day, so we have to share our day with pancakes, but we’re good. And while we continue to add to our long list of female creatives that perpetually inspire amadeus everyday, for the sake of editorial breadth we’ve narrowed today’s homage down to one person in particular, Debbie Harry.
Most widely known for her new wave, punk band Blondie, the young and ferocious bombshell boasted insurmountable confidence, style, and class that was unwavering despite outside reactions. Her devotion to living her life for herself, and no one else, was a lesson in self-confidence and spurred an everlasting influence on the changing attitudes and styles of creative women.
It was with her utter contempt for what was believed to be the female norm during the 70s, that led Harry to challenge the boundaries so often enforced on women in the music industry, and chose to work with distinct musical luminaries like Iggy Pop, David Bowie and all-around artist, Andy Warhol.
Decades past, and even now at age 70, Debbie Harry’s name still rings with the same overwhelming cultural, musical, and artistic importance and influence that it did when she first took the stage at CBGB in 1975.