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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:42 PM

Can Conceptual Clothing Help the Sex-Scared? Yoko Ono Hopes So




The international cool-kid boutique Opening Ceremony has created garments from several fashion sketches Ono made as a wedding gift to Lennon in 1969. And last night, OC feted the collection in its New York store. “She really wanted to celebrate every part that she loved about him,” OC’s co-founder Humberto Leon told The Daily Beast. And judging from the collection’s light-up codpieces ($200), pants with see-through rear window ($250), and handprint-embellished crotches ($335), it’s easy to pinpoint which of Lennon’s parts that Ono loved the most. “They’re like nipple headlights,” Ono’s son, Sean Lennon, was overheard explaining of a bandeau top baring two anatomically-positioned flashing lights ($250), “They’re great for when you ride your bike at night.”

The collection beholds additional conceptual accessories too. Like breastplate necklace baring two school bells that reads, “Ring for your Mommy” and pair of knee-high black boots featuring a set of Moroccan-type incense burners at the toe—each one only produced in a limited-edition run of 52, a number chosen for its numerology properties. “She’s an amazing artist, I think these pieces really reflect her,” Leon explained.

Ono’s pieces may appear unorthodox to the average eye, but they make perfect sense to fans that are fluent in her eccentric language. “I love the peep T-shirt with an arm cutout,” George Carr, a 63-year-old fashion designer, told The Daily Beast at last night’s signing. Standing in line with three posters and two books that awaited Ono’s signature, Carr explained his appreciation for her artistic take on fashion. “Her first song I remember was “Scream,” and her scream is still with me and I embrace her scream,” he enthused, “Her scream is everywhere but to me it’s one of beauty, not of horror.”

Ono soon appeared, baring her cleavage in a mesh bra and wearing no less than two layered top hats with small porcelain figurines lining their brims. The room’s beanie-clad moppets gathered-round in search of her existential love, breathing heavily each time she threw a peace sign in the direction of their smartphone cameras.

“People are scared of having sex,” Yoko Ono says when asked about the pants she has designed. “I wanted to give them at least some conceptual fun.”


Ono chats with The Daily Beast about her new fashion venture: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/28/yoko-ono-s-fashion-debut.html



Full collection, including ‘Lightbulb Bra’, available here
: http://www.openingceremony.us/products.asp?menuid=1&designerid=1655&view=all&main112712

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Reply Can Conceptual Clothing Help the Sex-Scared? Yoko Ono Hopes So (Original post)
bigtree Nov 2012 OP
babylonsister Nov 2012 #1
bigtree Nov 2012 #3
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #7
bigtree Nov 2012 #8
MineralMan Nov 2012 #2
Mr. Mojo Risen Nov 2012 #5
Capt. Obvious Nov 2012 #4
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #6
bigtree Nov 2012 #11
msanthrope Nov 2012 #9
bigtree Nov 2012 #12
irisblue Nov 2012 #10
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #13

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:46 PM

1. At least she's not

singing.

And who exactly is scared of having sex?

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:51 PM

3. I think that point was satire

. . . possibly aimed at the prudish reactions to the Petraeus affair and the like.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:00 PM

7. Yeah, the "scared of having sex" part is complete bullshit

But that's part of Yoko Ono if you ask me. Some of her ideas are beyond weird.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM

8. I think the point is about prudishness

. . . but, whatever. Right?

She always goes to the simplest absurdity to make her simply absurd points.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:51 PM

2. Ever the performance artist.

As long as these are limited editions, they'll sell. Hipster gear.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:57 PM

5. P.T. Barnum under counted

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:55 PM

4. Stories like these always remind me

of the old game show, "Remote Control" category, "Dead Or Alive?"

Yoko's still alive.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:59 PM

6. I got a big laugh out of some of these pieces.

Really. They'll sell like crazy I bet.

Even if they are only kept as souvenirs, some of them are frisky and fun.

I think its really interesting (if true) that these were items she designed more than 40 years ago. Pretty damn amazing if you ask me.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:16 PM

11. apparently designed for John

. . . some fun.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:12 PM

9. I liked the "Dream" hoodie. The rest of the stuff? Not so much. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:20 PM

12. the Dream Hoodie is pretty cool



. . . the crotch shot is a hoot!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:16 PM

10. near 80 years old & still thinking about sex

is sort of hopeful, but I'm sorry I know any of her thoughts on this subject....lurching downstairs for extra large jugs of brain bleach

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:35 PM

13. Why is she dressed like Michael Jackson?

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