Jean Paul Gaultier Isn’t Sorry About His Amy Winehouse Couture Collection
Back in January, Jean Paul Gaultier dedicated his spring couture show to Amy Winehouse. Models were outfitted in the late singer‘s signature beehive and winged liner, and an a capella quartet sang “Rehab” as they walked the runway. But Winehouse’s father wasn’t pleased.
Mitch Winehouse found the show to be “in poor taste”, while Gaultier found thought it was a “scandal…that no fashion magazine did an Amy Winehouse cover”. Now the designer has repeated those sentiments, this time to Vogue UK:
“I was surprised when she died that no one in fashion made an homage to her. Her look was fabulous, fantastic — it was unique. Usually, actresses and singers need fashion advice. She naturally had the right makeup, the right earrings — it was a truly a style. She didn’t just pick up one part of that look. And I love her voice, I love everything about her.”
Check out the collection below. Was it an appropriate homage or an insensitive attempt at one?