Fashion Week… is awesome. Are you keeping up to date with what is going on?
Well, here is something rather interesting that happened yesterday…
Jean Paul Gaultier, his models and awe inspired summer 2012 collection channelled every trademarked aspect of the late troubled singer who died last year, July at age 27.
The models wore bee-hive hairdo, Amy’s signature eyeliner look and even had cigarettes whilst working the ramp to Amy’s hit song in the background – none other than…
THEY TRY’D TO MAKE GO TO REHAB
BUT I SAID
NO NO NO…
Celebrities gracing the audience included Catherine Deneuve and Dita Von Teese.
Amy Winehouse’s grieving father – Mitch said the runway “tribute” was a total shock to him and the rest of Amy’s family and has left them devastated. He believes that Jean Paul Gaultier is cashing in on the death of the late star and using it to his advantage to just make money. He also believed the show portrayed Amy at her worst, which is what he claims is upsetting the family the most. To make matters worse for the Winehouse family, is that the fashion show was 2 days after her 6 month anniversary of her death.
Jean-Paul Gaultier said he still believes the show was a tribute to her because Amy was an icon of the fashion industry.
I believe its unfair to Amy’s family for her life and iconic style were commercialised to this level, without consulting her family first. I believe Mitch set up a charity shortly after her death for people struggling with the troubles of drug and alcohol abuse, and in my opinion I think Jean-Paul Gaultier should at least donate a percentage of money to this foundation from using her as the inspiration and style icon for his collection.
I do believe his collection was fantastic, as some of the models really looked like Amy Winehouse.
What are your thoughts?