Jean Paul Gaultier, Haute Couture Spring 2012
“After his spring 2012 couture show walked in Paris today, Jean Paul Gaultier said he believes “Amy Winehouse was truly a fashion icon,” and that he felt compelled to celebrate her iconic look because he doesn’t believe fashion magazines have done her justice. His models today wore beehives teased high, black beauty marks, and large, chunky hoop earrings — all signature elements of Winehouse’s look. An a capella band played versions of her music, and many of Gaultier’s designs seemed reminiscent of her slightly dishevelled, retro sportswear-style attire.”
Before I even read about the collection, I saw a backstage photo of model Frida Gustavsson getting her hair and make-up done, really huge beehive style pink hair and heavy winged eyeliner, and I instantly knew a designer was doing an Amy Winehouse tribute. No one does Haute Couture like Jean Paul Gaultier. Genius.
See more photos of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection at style.com