Amy Winehouse's Family "Upset" by Gaultier Tribute Show

 For his Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection, Jean Paul Gaultier created a collection which he called a tribute to British singer Amy Winehouse, who recently passed away. The collection featured models wearing designs inspired by Amy, while they each wore her signature beehive hair and cateye eyeliner - some also smoked as they made their way down the catwalk. Amy's father Mitch has explained why he doesn't approve of the tribute - because he believes Gaultier just wants to profit from the death. He says the show is in "bad taste" and comments that it has upset the family, especially coming up to the six month anniversary of the death:
"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 of Amy's death. To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on."
He continues to explain that the show glamorizes some of the hardest parts of Amy's life:
"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. It portrays a view of Amy when she was not at her best, and glamorises some of the more upsetting times in her life. That's upsetting for her family. No one asked us for permission or offered to make a donation to the foundation. This is purely about Gaultier making money, and that's wrong."

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