Mitch Winehouse furious over Amy inspired Gaultier’s show
London: Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch has slammed her catwalk look-alikes at designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s show.
The 60-year-old said the catwalk ‘tribute’ at Paris Fashion Week was a ‘total shock’.
Mitch accused Gaultier of cashing in on Amy’s death with a “bad taste” fashion show.
Mitch said, that the late singer’s family was devastated by pictures of catwalk models smoking and wearing her trademark beehive hairdos and heavy eyeliner.
Wednesday’s show at Paris Fashion Week was held just two days after the half-year anniversary of the Back To Black star’s death and Mitch claimed that it portrayed Amy at her worst.
“The family was upset to see those pictures, they were a total shock,” the Sun quoted him as saying.
“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.
“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,” he added.
Amy had died at the age of 27 at her home in Camden, North London, last July 23 after battling drink and drugs.