Something Different: Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Is this the thawing of Yoko Ono? Just weeks ago on Al Jazeera English, Paul McCartney publicly absolved her for breaking up the Beatles, explaining to the legendary TV interviewer David Frost, “She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up. I don’t think you can blame her for anything… When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant garde side, her view of things. She showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave.”

Now comes a capsule collection based on the high-profile romance, inspired specifically by a selection of playful drawings Ono gave Lennon for their wedding. Opening Ceremony has collaborated with the artist and icon to create Fashions for Men: 1969-2012, a collection that recreates a number of these works, encompassing men’s and women’s pieces, as well as a limited edition of T-shirts, sweatshirts, and posters.

Apparently in a frisky mood, she told WWD, “I was inspired to create ‘Fashions for Men’ [because I was] 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.”

The collection will be available at OC stores in the U.S. on November 27, the Tokyo store on December 9, and the London store on November 30. All the bases are tidily covered. Plus, to celebrate the launch, Ono will be signing softbound books featuring the drawings at OC’s NY store on November 27, 5-7 pm (by RSVP).

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