Vogue UK gives some credibility to weekend rumors that Amy Winehouse has been signed to act as a sort of brand ambassador for Roberto Cavalli. The deal: Amy shows up to events in Cavalli in return for free clothes. Apparently, Cavalli decided to sign Amy after Posh declared to love her style - but we're betting the whole Chanel thing might have had something to do with it, too. But who knows. The last fashion related rumor about Amy - that she would start her own makeup and clothing line - seemed to disappear as soon as it was reported. Maybe Amy is really just fashion's favorite rumor girl...
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Amy Winehouse's Dad: Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture Show Was "In Bad Taste"
With beehived hair, winged eyeliner, and a barbershop quartet singing her tunes, Jean Paul Gaultier's Haute Couture show was an obvious homage to the late Amy Winehouse. Only not everyone thought it was such an honor: The songstress' dad, Mitch Winehouse, has spoken out against the show saying it was "in bad taste," the Associated Press is reporting. "We're still grieving for her loss, and we've had a difficult week with the six month anniversary of Amy's death," Winehouse told UK paper The Sun (as quoted in the AP). "To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on."
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Jean Paul Gaultier Was Surprised No One Else Made an Amy Winehouse Collection
As you may recall, Jean Paul Gaultier's spring/summer 2012 haute couture collection was a highly produced homage to the late Amy Winehouse. There was a barbershop quartet singing her music while models traipsed down the aisle with beehive 'dos, heavy eyeliner, cigarettes, and form-fitting clothes that recalled the British talent, who had passed away only six months prior. It was a little uncomfortable, especially when Winehouse's father, who was understandably still grieving, spoke out against the show, saying it was "in bad taste" and "an insult" and "To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on.” Gaultier hasn't said much about it publicly until now and it doesn't sound like he has any regrets.