Bowery Boogie: Queen of the Night: Scoping out the ‘Fashion Underground’ of Susanne Bartsch

If anyone ever inspired people to march to their own drummer, it is Susanne Bartsch. As a boutique owner and then an event producer, the Swiss expat arrived in New York City in the early ’80s, and New York nightlife was never the same again. Feeling bored by the fashion scene here, Bartsch opened a SoHo boutique where she imported young European designers she admired, including Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Stephen Jones, and Leigh Bowery ...