Either Yoko Ono is playing a joke on all of us, or her Opening Ceremony collection is meant to be an art exhibit rather than actual wearable clothing. The just-released Yoko Ono Fashions For Men 1969-2012 includes a $250 "lightbulb bra" and a generous helping of hand-on-crotch pants. Perhaps John Lennon superfans will have some interest. According to Opening Ceremony, the line is based on a book of hand-drawn illustrations Yoko presented to John for their wedding. See some of the most outrageous pieces from Yoko's collection now.
Fashion Week opens today in NYC, but the fun began with events last night. The Swarovski Celebration was just one bash, and it brought out Elizabeth Olsen and Julianne Moore. Elizabeth chose an Antonio Berardi dress while Julianne went with a simple black pantsuit. Elizabeth's gearing up for the release of Liberal Arts, which hits theaters Sept. 14, and posed with pink hair for Bullett Magazine to promote the project. She also appears in the September issue of Glamour magazine. There's plenty more action in store as Fashion's Night Out takes place this evening — we'll be covering the best parties and hottest stars so check back for updates!
There were many more events all over NYC last night as the Tribeca Film Festival rolled on with premieres and parties. Colin Farrell and his girlfriend Alicja Bachleda hit the red carpet to support their movie Ondine, which was the project that brought them together in the first place. Nikki Reed was also there to pose for photos, evidently not joining her Eclipse costars like Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner up in Vancouver. Across town at the Odean, Chanel threw their annual dinner with a trio of starlets in Abbie Cornish, Kristen Bell, and Selma Blair. Juror Peter Facinelli represented the Twilight crew, though he took a break from the judging to mingle with special Fab guest writer Rachel Zoe.
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Rihanna stole the show in her dramatic white dress as she and her fellow honorees took the red carpet at last night's Glamour Women of the Year celebration in NYC. Carnegie Hall was brimming with beautiful ladies from Iman to Maria Shriver and Diane von Furstenberg. Catherine Zeta-Jones stood out in blue and had Michael Douglas by her side for support. Rih was just one of a handful of women who were chosen by the magazine, but all eyes were on her — and most of you are loving the look, just the latest in her fashion metamorphosis!
Padma Lakshmi showed off her growing baby bump while one of the evening's honorees Stella McCartney smiled big with her award up on stage where she also had some trouble with her super short skirt. Amy Poehler and Michelle Obama were two of the magazine's other women of the year, though the First Lady didn't attend the event since she was with her husband President Barack Obama visiting with families at Fort Hood. The night was full of inspirational and important females who spoke and mingled, celebrating each other and Glamour's picks. Rihanna has come out strong opening up about her difficult year and what all this means to her – check out Rih's heartfelt speech after the jump.
LOTS more photos of Glamour Women of the Year Party and video of Rihanna on stage so read more
"I think that the world was not fair to her, and they're just using her and not dignifying her. I think she's a survivor and she's doing very well."
— Yoko Ono (experimental artist, musician, and widow of John Lennon) on Britney Spears. No stranger herself to being maligned by the press — she's still blamed for breaking up the Beatles — Ono showed unlikely solidarity with pop star Spears in an interview with Us magazine during a ThreeAsFour Homage to Yoko Ono last week in New York City. She is collaborating with the fashion label for a collection called Iconoclastic.
For those of you who haven't become recession flexitarians just yet, Sir Paul McCartney and friends want you to start somewhere. That's why today the Beatle and other celebs launched the UK version of "Meat Free Mondays," a campaign that already exists in the US and Australia to convince consumers to forgo meat one day a week. To check out which celebrities were in attendance, read more
Many of the ladies on the red carpet had the chance to change outfits since they performed and presented as well. In fact, during some parts of the show the beautiful boys like John Mayer and John Legend were simply background fodder to Alicia Keys and Fergie's fabulous voices. We were especially excited to see Alicia getting down in an age appropriate outfit that made her shine. Kanye's touching performance to his mother also included a shockingly obvious hint to the orchestra to stop the send off music so he could thank his mom when he won for Best Rap Album.
Tina and Beyonce shook things up in their tight hot silver numbers (Tina, you still got it but the Posh wanna-be outfit was a bit much). Carrie Underwood changed into a hot little black number with sexy boots while Rihanna kept it playful with her fun feathery dress. The most anticipated performance of the night definitely belonged to Amy Winehouse who also won big. Her mom even stood by her side while she accepted Record of the Year. Overall, the performances were great and even though this was a special Grammy year - turning 50 and all - we hope next year they can keep the show to under 3 hours. That was certainly a long one folks.
We have performances of Tina and Beyonce and Kanye's tribute and speech so check those out after the jump. You can enjoy all the pics in slideshow format or for a huge gallery of pictures including Kid Rock, Jason Bateman, Foo Fighters and Prince just read more
This week's Bella Donna isn't someone who usually comes to mind when you think of an iconic beauty, but she certainly exemplifies the look and feel of the late '60s and '70s.
Despite the common perception of Ono as "the woman who broke up the Beatles," she was more than a glorified groupie. Born in 1933, she spent her childhood going back and forth between New York City and Japan, where she survived the 1945 bombing of Tokyo. After the war, her family returned to New York, where she soon developed a reputation for creating avant-garde artwork. It was at a gallery that she met Lennon, who she married in 1969. You know the rest: The Beatles split up, John and Yoko collaborated on artistic projects, had son Sean, and lived in New York until John was murdered in 1980. In the decades since, Ono has continued to create music and art.
Like other women of the era, Ono rarely wore makeup and wore her long hair in a middle part. But her natural look was just part of a bigger challenge of superficiality. With Lennon, she came up with the concept of bagism, an attempt to satirize prejudice; the concept involved hiding in a giant bag so that only their thoughts and actions (as opposed to appearance) would be judged. A little kooky? Sure. But if nothing else, you've gotta admit, Ono is an original.
I've been looking forward to reading this new book, Asian Faces ($24.95). It's in bookstores today, and I have a feeling it will become the beauty bible for Asian women of all ages and ethnicities.
Written by Korean-American makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian, Asian Faces features illustrated, step-by-step guides for creating night and day makeup looks. It addresses topics often overlooked by Western makeup artists, such as the best foundations for yellow-undertoned skin and applying eye shadow to flat eyelids. The foreword is by Yoko Ono, who I'm sure has something insightful to say!
- Bob Dylan wants to stop Factory Girl from coming out because it evidently suggests he was responsible for Edie Sedgwick's suicide. Can this film get any good press? - Page Six
- Yoko Ono's driver has been charged with grand larceny after allegedly attempting to extort $2 million from her by releasing embarrassing photos and threatening her son Sean's life. Hasn't she been through enough? - Eonline
- Controversial biographer Kitty Kelley has chosen Oprah as her next victim. The writer, however, says she hasn't found any nasty stories about the talk show host. And she probably never will. - People
- The Girls Gone Wild franchise has agreed to pay $1.6 million for filming drunken underage girls showing their breasts. Founder Joe Francis also was sentenced to community service. That's it? - AP
- Pirates of The Caribbean: Dean Man's Chest made over $12 million its first week, making it the biggest home video debut this year. Well, blow me down! - Reuters