Yoko Ono’s New Clothing Line Will Grab You by the Crotch
Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow and suspected Beatle-splitter-upper, collaborated with Opening Ceremony to create Yoko Ono Fashions for Men 1969-2012 — a new clothing line that befits her avant garde sensibilities. But maybe she should’ve just named it WTFWear instead.
The pants feature mesh butt panels, cut-outs and hand prints on the crotch. There’s even a lighted cod piece and bandeau top if you’re ever in need, and some open-toed, thigh-high boots with crystal studs.
Yoko’s music has been compared to recorded scream therapy, and her clothing line isn’t much better. But maybe it’s meant to be ironic. Many have observed that as silly as all this stuff looks for men, women have sported far worse on designer catwalks — right down to their shoes.
Ono told WWD that she designed the clothes 43 years ago right before she married Lennon, and even gave him a bound book featuring her fashion sketches as a wedding present. Which miraculously didn’t end the marriage right then and there.
But Opening Ceremony’s co-founder Humberto Leon said, “I think she just fell in love with John’s body and wanted to show off all of the parts of [it] that she loved … There’s something so beautiful about that sentiment.”
Still, she sees the absurdity in it all, because Yoko says “anybody who has sense of humor” will wear her designs. And as for those pants with the crotch handprint? “People are scared of having sex,” she mused. “I wanted to give them at least some conceptual fun.”
But that “fun” will cost you. The cod piece alone is priced at $250.
If you have some money (and pride) to spare, you can find the pieces here.