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Amy Winehouse Inspired Runway Show Not a Hit with Singer’s Father

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This past week designer Jean Paul Gaultier paid homage to Amy Winehouse  at his Paris runway show. Models wore super-high beehives, thick winged eyeliner, and some even sported moles and smoked cigarettes, while a live a capella group sang “Rehab” in the background. Gaultier told told Women’s Wear Daily, “I think Amy Winehouse was truly a fashion icon,” one that he “felt compelled to celebrate…because magazines failed to do so.”  

Despite Gaultier’s kind words, Amy’s Dad, Mitch Winehouse, wasn’t feeling it. He tweeted, “We don’t support the Jean Paul Galtier [sic] collection. It’s in bad taste.”

“The family was upset to see those pictures. They were a total shock,”  Mr. Winehouse told The Sun.

 “We’re still grieving for her loss, and we’ve had a difficult week with the six-month anniversary of Amy’s Death.”

Winehouse saw the show as an inappropriate attempt to cash in on Amy’s legacy. “To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on…We’re proud of her influence on fashion but find black veils on models, smoking cigarettes with a barbershop quartet singing her music in bad taste.”

He found that the runway models portrayed “a view of Amy when she was not at her best, and [glamorized] some of the more upsetting times in her life.”

What do you think? Was the show in poor taste, or an honorable tribute to a fashion icon?

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