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Yoko Ono Pays for Lifting Designs for Opening Ceremony Collab

Haleh's design on the left, Yoko's on the right
Haleh's design on the left, Yoko's on the right

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Remember that menswear collection Yoko Ono designed for Opening Ceremony in December 2012? The one full of nip slips, male genitalia and hand-to-crotch graphics? The one she said was inspired by John Lennon's "hot bod?" The one that incurred a lawsuit last year when Brooklyn designer Haleh Nematzadeh realized her fetish-inspired line had been lifted? That one?

Well, Ono has agreed to settle, paying Nematzadeh an undisclosed amount of money so that the case does not go to court.

It's unclear whether that means the book titled "Fashions for Men" that Ono allegedly made and gave to Lennon in as a wedding present in 1969 is a load of bullocks. Either way, Opening Ceremony is still selling copies for $35 a pop.
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