Calvin Churchman - art director at Fiorucci department store

Fiorucci was a half a block from Bloomingdale’s and kind of a magnet for anything that was hip and happening in the city at that time. We had a young lady who would travel around the world and go shopping and bring back exciting things...and this sounded like a job that I’d kind of like to have. There was particular interest in things German at the time. I guess the Bauhaus and the angular asymmetry of that period was really kind of a fashion direction in the beginning of the New Wave. So when Klaus appeared on the scene with Joey Arias, he embodied all of those things to my bosses, and they asked me to get him involved in some of the performances that we were doing.