Winehouse tribute in Paris Fashion Week

” Ms. Winehouse may seem a strange symbol for couture, but like her, couture is fragile, rare, free-spirited, ornery — and when it’s gone, it’s gone.” – The New York Times

In the Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest fashion show in France, he paid tribute to the late singer, Amy Winehouse.  Just Wednesday the French designer had the models sport bee-hive hair-do’s, which was Ms. Winehouse’s iconic look, at Paris Fashion Week.  What I really find outrageous is that he also had some of the models smoke cigarettes on the runway as well.  I am not sure if that is pushing it a little bit too far.  I am thinking this was one of the reasons some people were not too happy with this tribute.  Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch, who she was very close to, thought the tribute was in “bad taste.”  He posted on his twitter account–

“We don’t support the Jean Paul Gaultier (sic) collection. It’s in bad taste.”

The opinions can go either way but I do believe Gaultier had pure intentions.  Amy Winehouse was one of a kind and her last album “Back to Black” was truly fantastic.  As of her fashion sense, she was so bold and created her own look.  I feel as though Jean Paul Gaultier’s gesture was just a way of showing the fashionista that was masked by the drugs and alcohol.