DECEMBER 1968 – Photographed with John Lennon – they reportedly had been together since May 1968, although there are conflicting reports of how and when they met that have never been confirmed.

APRIL 1 1969 – With John Lennon at Vienna airport – the couple had married the previous month.

1970 – Wearing head-to-toe black and a bullet belt for a photo shoot.

JULY 23 1971 – Photographed with John inside their Tittenhurst home, near Ascot in Berkshire.

1971 – A portrait taken with John.

1971 – At the Cannes FIlm Festival with John, who was wearing a T-shirt featuring her name.

NOVEMBER 13 1973 – At the opening of a David Croland art exhibition in New York, wearing a low-slung belt and shorts.

FEBRUARY 28 1975 – With John at the Grammy Awards, held in New York.

AUGUST 1 1982 – In a white dress and shades following dinner in New York.

JANUARY 1984 – With her son, Sean Lennon, during a visit to Liverpool.

JULY 4 1984 – Performing in a production, entitled Hurlyburly, at the Promenade Theatre in New York.

MARCH 4 1986 – Performing live at The Metropol in Berlin.

MARCH 1986 – With son Sean during a visit to London.

1988 – At the premiere of Imagine – a documentary about John’s life – with son Sean.

1992 – Promoting her CD collection in Paris, wearing a white blazer and signature shades.

OCTOBER 15 2002 – At the Oxford Union dressed in top-to-toe black.

FEBRUARY 8 2004 – On stage at the Grammy Awards, wearing a green gown and fringed top.

MAY 6 2004 – At the launch of an exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, In The Time of Shaking, which featured her work.

JANUARY 29 2005 – At a Chinese New Year party in London, which she attended in a grey satin dress and with her son Sean.

OCTOBER 31 2005 – Wearing angel wings and statement shades at a Halloween party in New York.

JUNE 30 2006 – All in white for the opening night of a Cirque du Soleil show,The Beatles – Love, in Las Vegas.

SEPTEMBER 17 2008 – At the opening of her exhibition, FLY, at the Modern Art Centre in Warsaw. She wore a trilby, suit and Alexander McQueen scarf for the occasion.

JUNE 15 2009 – In London for Sir Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday launch, held in St James’s Park.

OCTOBER 2 2011 – At the premiere of documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World, wearing a black suit, top hat and shades.

FEBRUARY 10 2012 – At the MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala, which in 2012 honoured Sir Paul McCartney.

JUNE 2012 – She was photographed by Nick Knight for the July 2012 issue of British Vogue. In a rare interview inside, she talked about having been one half of the most famous couple in the world and what keeps her creative juices flowing as she approaches 80.


Vogue links

Read about her Chanel collaboration
See the fashion show inspired by Yoko
See Yoko in Vogue