in costume
Photo: Steve Jacobson

Animal X

2001 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Performance artist/rockstar/costumer? Yes, Animal X brought more things from her varied background into our community than can be listed here. She was credited in Threads Magazine as having created the Madonna “wear your underwear on the outside” look in the early 80s while performing and running her own boutique in Greenwich Village, NYC. Grandiose, creative, and original are the words that come to mind when thinking of her costumes and presentations, combining everything from scrap foam packing to live butterflies into the same costume. If there was an envelope to push, she would.