On the final day of the Spring 2012 Couture shows, designer Jean Paul Gaultier paid tribute to Amy Winehouse with a captivating collection she would have loved. Models walked the runway with their hair styled in sky-high beehives, complete with beauty marks and wing-tipped eyeliner. Model Paolla Rahmier sauntered out with a cigarette in her hand and then stamped it out at the end of the runway !
It was irreverent and rebellious and beautiful, as only Jean Paul Gaultier can do.
There were 12 couture collections in all this year: Armani, Dior, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli were some of the most notable among them.
But this collection was truly unique and a fitting tribute to a singer who’s talent and style captivated us from the beginning until the tragic end.
We read a lot about where designers find their inspirations for their designs. But an entire 70- piece couture collection devoted to the style of a bright young talent like Amy Winehouse can really only be called a work of passion. I think it’s brilliant.
How about you ?
( All images via Style.com )