black mont pen Montblanc unveils John Lennon pen
There was a lot more going on during New York Fashion Week this season than just runway shows, and one of the events we popped into (and wished we been able to spend more time at) was the launch of the Montblanc John Lennon Special Edition writing instruments (just calling them “pens” doesn seem right somehow) on Sept. 12. premiere of “Nowhere Boy,” (a 2009 movie about Lennon early years, it opens in select cities on Oct. 8, the day before what would have been Lennon 70th birthday). A closer look revealed the clip was shaped like a guitar neck, and the pen bore a tiny plaque engraved with Lennon self caricature (a doodle of his face and signature eyeglasses), and the nib of the fountain pen was engraved with a peace sign. (There also an edition limited to just 1,940 pieces in silver with white lacquer version in a pattern inspired by the mosaic design of the Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park). told us the Lennon pen, which had been a project three years in the making, was part of Montblanc ongoing charity series honoring music legends. “It also the most contemporary artist by far,” he said. “I think the most recent person before Lennon was Leonard Bernstein.”
The pens are currently available at Montblanc boutiques nationwide (which includes the Beverly Center, Rodeo Drive and South Coast Plaza locations) for $690 (rollerball version) and $920 (fountain pen version) for the black resin, and $2,970 and $3,375, respectively, for the limited edition version.
Photos: At top, one of the two Montblanc John Lennon special edition pens unveiled during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Montblanc. At bottom, Christina Aguilera (left) and Susan Sarandon were among celebrity attendees at the Sept. 12 event. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images for Montblanc.