Published Nov 28, 2012When Yoko Ono married John Lennon in 1969, she gave him some funny sketches of some silly fashion ideas inspired by her husband. Cute, right? Well here's where it gets weird: more than 40 years later, Ono has now turned those fashion ideas into real articles of clothing, and the resulting "Fashions for Men: 1969-2012" is bizarre to say the least.
The clothing line was created in collaboration with retailer Opening Ceremony and officially launched last night (November 27) in New York. What makes it so strange? Well here's an incomplete rundown of some of the predominantly black, white and hot pink items up for sale: pants with a transparent, butt-exposing mesh panel in the back ($250); pants with a hand print on the crotch ($335); mesh shirts with no shoulders ($140); a chest plaque with bells on it ($400); a for-men lightbulb bra ($250); a jock strap with an LED light; open-toed thigh-high boots ($750); knee pads with eyes on them ($55); and much more.
Go to Opening Ceremony's website to peruse and — if you feel like blowing hundreds of dollars — purchase items. Watch a trailer for the line below.
Yoko said in a statement, "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."
If these clothing items are a little too outlandish for your tastes, you might be slightly more interested by the posters and sketch book (based on Yoko's original drawings) that are also up for sale.