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Paris Fashion Week may represent the finest handiwork in couture design, but Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest offering didn’t leave one bereaved father in stitches.
“The family was upset to see those pictures,” Mitch Winehouse told
of Gaultier’s show, which commemorated the late singer. “We’re still grieving for her loss, and we’ve had a difficult week with the six-month anniversary of Amy’s death.
“It portrays a view of Amy when she was not at her best, and glamorizes some of the more upsetting times in her life,” he continues. (The collection heavily references Winehouse’s disheveled aesthetic, reckless attitude and penchant for smoking.)
But Gaultier stands by his intentions: “She was an icon of fashion and truly, the sense of how she mixed the clothes — it was great,” he said after Wednesday’s show. “It is very joyous.”
And though Style.com diplomatically critiques the collection (perhaps neither to incense the veteran designer nor the late chanteuse), they too dubbed the presentation, and all it represented, “So sad.” Tell us: Do you find Jean Paul Gaultier’s presentation insensitive?