Jean Paul Gaultier and one of his Amy Winehouse-inspired looks.
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Remember Jean Paul Gaultier’s Amy Winehouse-inspired spring/summer 2012 haute couture collection from just a few months ago? Of course, you do. It was colorful and beehived and wrapped up in a grip of controversy, specifically with Amy’s father. Poppa Winehouse deemed it “in bad taste”, taking to Twitter against JPG’s collection. Gaultier has not commented much publicly about the collection or its surrounding controversy. That is, until now. In a recent interview with Vogue UK, the designer says, “I was surprised when she died that no one in fashion made an homage to her. Her look was fabulous, fantastic – it was unique. Usually, actresses and singers need fashion advice. She naturally had the right make-up, the right earrings – it was a truly a style. She didn’t just pick up one part of that look. And I love her voice, I love everything about her.”