Most people felt either drawn to Ian or rejected by him, depending how they interpreted his demeanor. He is described by Mike Kelly, a childhood acquaintance who lived nearby, as a person one would cross the road to avoid merely because his eyes said: ‘Stay away’.
- Excerpt from the book Touched from a Distance by Deborah Curtis
W. Axl Rose
"It struck me that all Ian’s spare time was spent reading and thinking about human suffering."
Joy Division – Ian Curtis
16.01.1980 Lantaren, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Linda Evangelista (80s)
Linda Evangelista | Photography by Peter Lindbergh | For Alberta Ferretti Campaign | Fall 1989
Stephanie Seymour - 80s fashion
Ava Gardner - Vogue USA (1990)
Model: Linda Evangelista
"We had just gotten off tour with Mudhoney, and I decided to stage-dive. I was wearing a dress and I didn’t realize what I was engendering in the audience. It was a huge audience and they were kind of going ape-shit. So I just dove off the stage, and suddenly, it was like my dress was being torn off of me, my underwear was being torn off of me, people were putting their fingers inside of me and grabbing my breasts really hard, screaming things in my ears like “pussy-whore-cunt”. When I got back onstage I was naked. I felt like Karen Finley. But the worst thing of all was that I saw a photograph of it later. Someone took a picture of me right when this was happening, and I had this big smile on my face like I was pretending it wasn’t happening. So later I wrote a song called “Asking For It” based on the whole experience. I can’t compare it to rape because it’s not the same. But in a way it was. I was raped by an audience, figuratively, literally, and yet, was I asking for it?”
Kirsten Dunst for W Magazine (May 2014)
Claudia Schiffer by Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel Spring/Summer 1992