Yoko Ono’s collection for Opening Ceremony was not necessarily for everyone. It might have not even been for John Lennon, whom the collection was supposedly inspired by. John Lennon’s widow is being accused of copying and is being sued for a cool $10 million dollars by designer Haleh Nematzadeh.
The designer claims her ideas were stolen from her fetish-inspired line after a meeting with Opening Ceremony's photographers last year. Instead being a new line added into OC’s stock, Nematzadeh claims Yoko Ono and the retailer re-appropriated her designs as a men’s collection and passed them off as their own.
The Brooklyn designer says that she's “trying to put fetish in context, but since when does fetish and John Lennon go together? When you think of the Beatles, you think of doves and trees, not that.” But it is Yoko Ono we’re talking about, and she is pretty capable of thinking up of weird ideas and horrible collections on her own. What do you think?