At Paris Fashion Week, Jean Paul Gaultier presented a couture collection inspired by the late Amy Winehouse, and her father Mitch recently spoke out against the tribute, calling it in “bad taste.”
“The family was upset to see those pictures, they were a total shock,” Winehouse told The Sun. “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 glamorizes some of the more upsetting times in her life. That’s upsetting for her family.”
Making matters worse, the Jean Paul Gaultier show fell two days after the six-month anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s death. Mitch Winehouse says that no one from the famed fashion house alerted them of the tribute. “No one asked us for permission or offered to make a donation to the foundation,” he said. “This is purely about Gaultier making money, and that’s wrong.”
Do you think Gaultier was right to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse the way he did?