Yoko Ono’s Flashing Bras For Men
Yoko Ono‘s new collection of party outfits menswear pieces for Opening Ceremony make for some interesting fashion statements … but whether they work as fashion is another matter. The 18-piece collection debuted this week and was apparently based on a series of sketches that John Lennon gave to Yoko as a wedding present in 1969, and which were later collected in book form. The collection brings to life some of John’s schoolboy humor (his Picasso-esque testicles sketch is now a $76 hoodie) as well as his more subversive, adult wit (you can get pants with a duotone hand print on your crotch or butt). Ono said in a statement:
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.”
Yoko Ono launched Fashions For Men collection
Most interesting, though, are three pieces that seem to imply that John was either a breast fetishist or else had a full-blown case of boob envy.
How else to explain the man-boob bandeau with flashing LED lights over the nipples or truly awesome Bell Board — a transparent “chest plaque” hanging from a halter strap and outfitted with a pair of bells and the slogan, Ring For Your Mommy. This will set you back $400 but it’ll pay for itself many times over as a conversation starter at gallery openings.
And for more conservative tastes, there are two styles of the Eyelet shirt, with cutouts over the nipples, for $200.
There’s actually one very contemporary style must-have in the collection — the see-through mest shirt with shoulder cutouts — but for the most part John’s cartoonish designs will appeal mainly to memorabilia collectors.
Still, full credit to Yoko for bringing this somewhat crazed collection to market, though I suspect she really did it in the hope that John, wherever his beautiful, boyish soul resides these days, might enjoy a good laugh.
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