Dailymail reports that Mitch Winehouse is not happy with Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fashion tribute to his daughter Amy. Mitch Winehouse blasted Jean-Paul Gaultier’s latest range as “bad taste” as his family is still grieving after the sudden death of Amy in July 2011.
Why then is Mitch Winehouse not happy with Jean Paul Gaultier, when Gaultier insists his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012 show was a ‘tribute’ to Amy Winehouse saying: ‘She was an icon of fashion and truly, the sense of how she mixed the clothes – it was great.’
As reported earlier, Jean-Paul Gaultier was quoted in this article ‘Amy Winehouse Inspires Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier’ as saying… “To me the scandal is that no fashion magazine did an Amy Winehouse cover. She was so exceptional in her style; how she held her body; the way she dressed, mixing pieces from different decades.”
You can watch the Jean-Paul Gaultier fashion show tribute to Amy on this Youtube video…
‘We’re still grieving… its bad taste’: Mitch Winehouse shocked at Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture collection inspired by daughter Amy
Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch has blasted Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest range as ‘bad taste.’
The French designer has taken inspiration from the taxi driver’s famous daughter, showcasing clothes at Paris Couture Week that mimicked the Rehab singer’s love for Fifties fashion.
But Mitch said the family has been left ‘shocked’ and ‘devastated’ by the insensitive tribute.
The catwalk show on Wednesday came just two days after the half-year anniversary of Amy’s death.
Amy died aged 27 at her home in Camden, North London, last July 23 after battling drink and drugs.
Mitch told The Sun: ‘The family was upset to see those pictures, they were a total shock.
‘We’re still grieving for her loss, and we’ve had a difficult week with the six-month anniversary.’
He explained that her iconic image had been used ‘to sell clothes’, saying no one offered to make a donation to The Amy Winehouse Foundation (which helps vulnerable people).
The grieving 60-year-old said despite being proud of Amy’s influence on fashion, the black veils and chain-smoking ‘glamorises some of the more upsetting times in her life’.
Yesterday Mitch tweeted: ‘We don’t support the Jean Paul Gaultier collection. It’s in bad taste.’
But Gaultier insists it was a ‘tribute’, saying: ‘She was an icon of fashion and truly, the sense of how she mixed the clothes – it was great.’
Cab-driver Mitch has been able to realise his dream of becoming a singer in his own right thanks to his daughter’s fame.
After her death he was accused of cashing-in on her celebrity when it was announced he would be writing a book about her life.
He is donating the profits to the charitable foundation set up in her name.
Gaulthier’s models walked the runway to a soundtrack by the singer, sporting her signature beehive.
The collection included pencil skirts and corset dresses, capturing both glamour and trashy chic.
Serbian-born Australian male model Andrej Pejic was one of the famous faces to star in the show.
Since her death, Amy’s name has lived on, with fans continuing to buy albums Frank and Back To Black – the latter which became the best-selling UK album of the 21st century following her passing.
After the show, Mitch Winehouse took to Twitter to express his feelings about Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fashion show tribute to his daughter Amy.
So why is Mitch Winehouse not happy with Jean-Paul Gaultier?
Here at AmyWinehouseForever.org it’s our humble opinion that Amy may have felt humbled that Jean-Paul Gaultier showcased her individual clothing style on the runways of Paris.
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