Yoko’s Opening Ceremony Line Is Inspired By John’s ‘Sexy Bod’
There have been more designer collaborations this season than we can count, but Yoko Ono and Opening Ceremony‘s is by far the sweetest one. The 79-year-old Japanese artist is launching an 18-piece line inspired by late husband John Lennon‘s “sexy bod”. Yes, those are her own words.
When the two married in 1969, Ono gifted Lennon a collection of menswear sketches titled “Fashions for Men”. Forty-three years later, the sketches have been turned into real-life pieces with the help of Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. Ono explains:
“I was inspired to create ‘Fashions for Men’ amazed at how my man was looking so great. I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod. So, I made this whole series with love for his hot bod and gave it to him as a wedding present. You can imagine how he went wild and fell in love with me even more.”
Each item from the collection will have a limited run of 52 pieces, and prices range between $35 for a book of sketches to $145 for tops with nipple cutouts (not unlike the style Regina George sported after Janis Ian tweaked her tank in Mean Girls) to $750 for boots with a “conical incense holder at the toe”. The collection will drop in Opening Ceremony’s New York stores on Tuesday, November 27, London on Nov. 30, and Tokyo on Dec. 9.