Monday, January 30, 2012

John Paul Gaultier Stirs Controversy with Amy Winehouse Inspired Fashion Show

Designer John Paul Gaultier is in the hot seat. During Paris Fashion Week he presented a collection that was inspired by the late great, Amy Winehouse. Though some argue that it was just a fashion show, the Winehouse family is disgusted. According to Mitch Winehouse his daughter Amy was portrayed poorly. In an interview with The Sun he said, "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." In the family's defense John Paul  Gaultier is capitalizing on a rough point in Amy's life, which eventually lead to her death. In John Paul Gaultier's defense Amy Winehouse really did inspire fashion. She was undeniably a hot mess, no matter how many problems she faced you could not help but love her style and music. RIP AMY WINEHOUSE. It's controversy like this that reminds us just how great she was.