Stand & Deliver is a relatively new clothing line out of Los Angeles – the creation of über-rocker Corey Parks (Chelsea Girls, ex-Nashville Pussy, ex-The Hunns). The rock n roll couture has been spotted on everyone from Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Lizzy Jagger, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more. Corey has also designed stage costumes for Rihanna and Marilyn Manson as well as dressing stars such as Lenny Kravitz and Steven Tyler. I caught up with Corey for a chat about all things Stand & Deliver.
COREY PARKS: We’re just hanging out at the shop getting things done and eating some Mexican food. We have this amazing little loungey area that I’m sitting in at our space. There was a bunch of debauchery happening here last night and I’m just looking over the remnants of last night’s escapades here at Stand & Deliver [laughs]. They’re doing an installation downstairs right now in the gallery – I have a showroom gallery – they’re going to be showing works by Janette Beckman. She’s an amazing photographer! She lived in London and had the good sense to photograph everything around her in the 60s and 70s—all the Teds and the Mods. She also took pictures in New York in the 70s, she has these great black and white photos. We’ll be keeping them here for about a month run. You’ll be able to get limited edition prints. They’re curating it right now. I have my little minions here and we’re getting stuff together for the show in a couple of weeks.
Wow! There’s a lot happening, it all sounds so exciting!
CP: Yeah! It’s all coming together. Stand & Deliver for me isn’t really a fashion statement it’s more a way of life and that way of life includes more than just fashion. I’ve been a bass player for 20 years so a lot of music happens here. I’ve got this really great two-story lofty thing. We have a lot of interesting and fascinating people coming through making stuff and having meeting here. Everyone from the president of the Hell’s Angels to an Oscar winner, which is kind of a weird interesting mix of people to find their way into my little abode. It’s pretty cool!
I find that’s the best way to be, to not limit yourself or circles of friends or let things like that define you. It’s the best that you have a space where all your loves can come together.
CP: Exactly! And, with the people that you live that’s important. Parties are going to start happening here. In 2012 we’re going to be doing 12 parties – one a month – a theme party where everyone has to dress exactly the same, we’re going to do icons—Andy Warhol will be the first one. There’s going to be 200 Andy Warhols in here, the photos are going to be amazing! It’s mandatory to wear a costume, it’s up to the discretion of the door guy if you get in. We’re basically stripping everything away from everyone’s fashion and style – things we use to define ourselves – are going to be gone.
That’s awesome! Makes me want to come join you guys in L.A. for it!
CP: Yeah it’s crazy! I can’t wait to see it.
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