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Yoko Ono's fashion line for John Lennon gives pants a chance

オノ・ヨーコさんがデザインした服もかなり斬新ですが、こちらも面白い記事です。読んでいると、ナニか含みがあるんじゃないかと勘ぐってしまいます。少し笑えます。

タイトルはジョン・レノンの名曲のもじりですね(こちら)。また記事で使われているbodはイギリスの英語で「やつ、人、男」という意味です。つまり、ヨーコは、ジョンのことを「すごく性的魅力のあるやつ」と発言しています。

また個人的には、オノ・ヨーコさんのことをkookyだと思ってしまいましたが、イタリック体の箇所には納得ができました。(Othello)

Yoko Ono's fashion line for John Lennon gives pants a chance | Culture | The Guardian

Inspired by sketches she drew for John Lennon's 'sexy bod', Yoko Ono has released a new clothing range. Stuart Heritage marvels at the fashion statement of the season

Finding a gift for the man who has everything has never really been a problem for Yoko Ono. She was married to John Lennon, after all, a man who never wanted for material possessions in all his adult life. Except one. And that's why, on their wedding day in 1969, Yoko gave John the greatest gift of all: the gift of a drawing of some trousers with the bum cut out of them, accompanied by a picture of an anorak with a bum drawn on it. It's enough to make you misty-eyed.

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OK, the range might not be to everybody's tastes. But you have to remember that these aren't just a pair of mental-looking trousers that would probably have you arrested if you wore them too near a school. This is a chance to own a piece of history. When you wear these trousers, or nipple-bells, or even the $750 open-toed men's thigh-high boots, you wear them in the knowledge that Lennon himself looked at the original sketches before turning to Ono, his eyes brimming with love, and saying, "Bloody hell, Yoko, I was sort of hoping for a toaster, to be honest."
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However well it does, Yoko Ono Fashions for Men has upped the game for the entire celebrity clothing line industry. Victoria Beckham's dresses might have done well with the Carol Vorderman set, but they don't exactly give away much about the designer's personality. Nor, for that matter, do P Diddy's suits or Jessica Simpson's leopard-print wedges. Ono's collection effortlessly tells you everything about the woman. She is creative. She's kooky. She really likes bums. You probably wouldn't trust her with sharp objects.

From here, the only direction Ono's fashion career can go is up. This is a solid opening collection, but she's bound to expand on her theme next season. Maybe she could combine her love of bare buttocks with her love of strategically placed lightbulbs, and create the world's first pair of trousers with inbuilt brake lights. Or something. She's the creative genius here. This should be her decision to make.

What's more, she must have Stella McCartney's number. Perhaps the pair of them could collaborate on the Team GB 2016 Olympic kit. Mo Farah running around with bulbs on his balls and bells on his boobs. Imagine. Those gold medals would be ours for the taking – and it'd be all thanks to Yoko.