Jean Paul Gaultier went "Back To Black" for his spring/summer 2012 couture show.
Yesterday in Paris (Jan. 25), the signature style of Amy Winehouse was celebrated in perhaps the most posh of ways. Jean Paul Gaultier used the late singer as the muse for his spring/summer 2012 couture collection.
Six months after Winehouse's death, her spirit was reimagined via beehived models strutting down the runway in brightly-colored, 1960s-tinged looks, including reworked bustier tops. The models wore heavy, winged eyeliner and Winehouse's trademark beauty mark above the lip.
"Amy Winehouse was a true style icon," Gaultier told reporters backstage. "What she stands for above all, is uniqueness. Both in music and the way she dressed, she mixed a great many influences to create her style."
Mourning filled the room when a veiled model clad as the tragic star, in a pale pink wedding gown, teetered down the catwalk. "It's not a funeral," Gaultier smiled afterwards. "They are happy brides."