Since forming Sonic Youth with Moore in 1981, Gordon has come to personify two qualities generally considered incompatible: rebellion and maturity.
“Kim inspired me because she tried all the things that interested her,” Sofia Coppola says. “She just did what she was into.” Kathleen Hanna agrees. “I loved so many kinds of art besides music, and it sometimes made me feel torn, but Kim seemed very comfortable doing whatever she felt like at the time.”
BY LIZZY GOODMAN for Elle