Yoko Ono. Just last month, Sir Paul McCartney told the Los Angeles Times that, "she certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up.” He continued, “When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant-garde side, her view of things, so she showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him."Even though she was recently exonerated of public opinion that she broke up the Beatles, she's still the same old
It's this avant-garde lifestyle that's kept 79-year-old Yoko in and out of the news regularly over the last fifty years. It began with her 1964 performance art spectacle, "Cut Piece," in which she sat on stage in an expensive suit and invited audience members to take turns disassembling it and keeping the pieces. Then it segued into the great "Bed-in" of 1969, in which she and Lennon invited press into their honeymoon suite every day to promote peace. A recent installation at the MoMa including "Whisper Peace" and "Voice Piece for Soprano" (hand-scrawled instructions from Yoko to whisper affirmations, and scream in different directions, respectively). And there have been plenty of head-scratchers in between.
She tells WWD, “I was inspired to create ‘Fashions for Men’ amazed at how my man was looking so great," Yoko says of late husband Lennon. "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.”Her latest attention-grabbing shenanigan involves a totally wacky menswear collection (originally designed in 1969 as a wedding gift for Lennon) with THE purveyor of the sartorial avant-garde: Opening Ceremony. Let's let Yoko explain, shall we?
The line includes seventeen festish-y pieces in different colorways, and four original prints. The holidays are fast approaching, y'all. Don't you think it's time to show your love for the man in your life with a pair of $750 open-toe thigh-high leather boots (for him), a pair of $350 trousers with a cheekily placed handprint, or a much more reasonable $75 hoodie screen printed with a drawing of a derrière? Check out the complete collection online, for items we're too embarrassed to print here.