Yesterday marked the debut of fashion designer’s Jean Paul Gaultier Amy Winehouse-inspired line of threads. And as you might have heard, the line didn’t go over so well with the press and the late singer’s family. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, was particularly outspoken about his feelings on Gaultier’s tribute, which featured models walking down the runway in Amy’s trademark beehive hairstyle while smoking cigarettes.
Mitch Winehouse argues that this all “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.” He added that Gaultier didn’t ask for permission to do this and didn’t offer to make any kind of donation to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity that aims to curb drug and alcohol abuse in young women.
“This is purely about Gaultier making money, and that’s wrong,” Mitch Winehouse said. [MTV]