Yoko Ono has paid tribute to John Lennon in the most demure, respectful way possible: with an LED jockstrap.
Working with retailer Opening Cerremony, Ono has launched a new fashion range inspired by drawings exchanged with her late husband back at the tail end of the 1960s. The collection was based on Ono’s speculative ‘Fashions For Men’ drawings, given to Lennon by Ono on their wedding day in 1969.
The garms are, shall we say, unconventional. Items in the eighteen piece set include: suit trousers with a cutout of a hand stitched over the crotch; a bra pimped out with battery-operated lightbulbs; high boots with a receptacle for incense in the toe; and a pullover with carefully placed holes where the nipples should be.
The items range from $75 to $750. Paperback books of Ono’s sketches will also be on sale, priced at $30. According to Ono: “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. You can imagine how he went wild and fell in love with me even more.”
Some designs – underwear fashioned from a stiff mask, and trousers with a lion’s tail – were deemed too outré to be created. The collection will launch in London on November 30 – you can make your own mind up on the clothes below. [via Vanity Fair]