September 28, 2019
Ms. Bayley’s photographic and personal archives have been purchased by the Beinecke Library at Yale, and for months she has been sorting through her files. She came upon a contact sheet of herself in the dress taken by an old boyfriend, and that spurred some memories.
“At some point, I gave the dress to Debbie,” she said. “I think she thought it was a shirt. She always wore it over pink jeans.” Ms. Harry wore it when Blondie performed at a bar called My Father’s Place in Roslyn, N.Y., in 1978.