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.