Last Updated on 26th January 2012
Jean Paul Gaultier has definitely taken his latest couture show in a different direction, with an original yet iconic tribute to late musical legend Amy Winehouse. We have a feeling this is going to be one of those catwalk moments that won’t be forgotten in fashion history.
There was a nod to each of Amy’s signature outfits on the runway, not to mention her trademark beehive hairdo.
Naturally, music by the late singer echoed in the background as the models paraded up and down the catwalk with gravity defying hair pieces and a fashion accessory that almost always accompanied Ms Winehouse’s looks: a cigarette.
Not only do we love the whole notion behind the show, but the pieces are brilliant in their own right. We love JPG’s take on Amy’s non-Gaultier-ensembles, such as the tight-fitting Fred Perry dress, which he managed to mix up with his own take on the Fred Perry laurel. Genius!
And akin to any Jean Paul Gaultier collection, there was an abundance of corset style tops that you know the likes of Madonna and Lady Gaga will be all over!
Sure the dresses aren’t floor-sweeping and princess-like, but the show as a whole was groundbreaking, and if we’re being honest, is our favourite so far!