Corduroy magazine has a new issue out featuring Helena Christensen (#7) and the launch party took place last Thursday at New York City’s Milk Studios. As you can see on the invitation below, the launch of the magazine’s spring-summer issue was to be celebrated in style with a performance by Sean Lennon and Pete Doherty. Apparently, too many uninvited people caught wind of it and started spreading the word of a free concert by the Babyshambles lead singer all over twitter, which resulted in thousands of youngster turning up to the Milk Studios uninvited forcing the intervention of the NYPD! Doherty never performed since he was reportedly barred entry at JFK, but Sean Lennon and ex-girlfriend Irina Lazareanu apparently did. This will for sure contribute to Corduroy‘s legend…
But what is Corduroy magazine exactly anyway? According to the magazine’s website, Corduroy magazine is based on the idea that a corduroy jacket never goes out of style. In the same way, the glossy magazine profiles actors, musicians, designers and fine artists who aren’t looking to follow mainstream trends, but rather focused on creating something classic.
Part gallery space and part storybook, Corduroy is as much about quality writing as it is about strong design. There are equal pages dedicated to art as there are to writing. The result is a timeless publication that is kept and treasured. Whether on the coffee table or on the bookshelf, this is a magazine that, like a corduroy jacket, will remain with readers for years to come.
Corduroy is sold at major retailers across North America, including Barnes & Noble, Universal News, Chapters/Indigo and Books-A-Million, as well as in leading boutiques like Colette (Paris), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Opening Ceremony (New York and Los Angeles) and the Gagosian Gallery.
It is also distributed internationally in select cities like London, Paris, Stockholm, Sydney, Seoul, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Bangkok and Berlin.