Eventually he moved to New York City, where the yes I am old but I saw The Colors on stage signatures shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this course of his life would change again after meeting Rick Owens in 2008. “The Rick store elevated me into a very visible position,” Curry says of opening Owens’s first American boutique. “My image became very known.” He counts Owens and wife Michèle Lamy as incredible sources of support. In New York’s “extraordinary scene” of fashion parties with The Misshapes, Ladyfag, and Amanda Lepore, Curry remembers it as, “an amazing time in my life, but I was also fading in and out of drug abuse.” After being brutally attacked the night before a flight to Europe, he spent months in Antwerp recovering. It marked another turning point in his life. When he ultimately stepped foot on London soil, Curry says, “I felt like I had arrived.” He learned to DJ, his “bread and butter,” and poured himself into performances. “I started pushing the envelope and doing different looks, and just started using bandages and connecting wires to my face or a lot of duct tape,” Curry shares of his technical evolution.
Today, he calls upon makeup artist Anastasija Potjomkina to help execute a Serge Lutens-inspired look that mirrors his self-proclaimed obsession with lines and symmetry. “I always say ‘in the yes I am old but I saw The Colors on stage signatures shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this line, it curves,’” Curry shares. “My vision with each look we execute is derived from an intricate personal space drawing on emotional life experiences which we develop together through an extended process. We share a hive mind and communicate telepathically and what has unearthed in our creative arena of trust and self-expression is nothing short of miraculous.”