See Yoko Ono and Opening Ceremony Do Make-Up for Men
This colab should never, ever stop.
March 19, 2013
If you missed last year's Yoko Ono/Opening Ceremony collaboration entitled Yoko Ono Fashions for Men 1969-2012, let me give you a minute to follow the link and get back to me.
Wow. Right? LED nipples on a bandeau bra, thigh-high boots and some arseless chaps topped off with some good ol' fashioned ball grabbing! Who knew men's fashion had changed so little in the past 40 years.
Half absurdist, half straight-shooting statement on fashion and all Ono, the line was based on sketches made during her relationship with John Lennon. The 80-year-old revealed the songwriter served as her muse, inspired by "love for his hot bod". I bet Sean loved hearing those Lennon family classic stories.
Just under six months later and she has jumped back into bed with Opening Ceremony to bring us the next instalment, Yoko Ono Make-Up Tips for Men. It's 1 min 30 of tips on how boys can make themselves pretty, with a noticeable lack of eyeliner and set to a remix of Ono's own 'The Sun Is Down'.
The video moves through three sections/moods: day make-up, evening make-up and dawn make-up — or, rainbow time, sparkling time and erasing time. In many ways this video looks like a Family Guy parody of itself, and a stupefied Peter Griffin at the 1 min 27 second mark is an easy edit we can all look forward to seeing on YouTube.
But, sarcasm aside, this video is definitely worth some of your conversation time — proof that Yoko still has a lot to say about the Y chromosome, sexuality, self and that she still knows how to say it Ono style.
War Is Over (If you want it), an exhibition of Yoko's work across multiple disciplines, will be on at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in November 2013. Cross fingers, the artist herself will also be present.
Via HuffPo Culture.
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