Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2012 - A tribute to Amy Winehouse
For his Spring / Summer 2012 Couture collection, Jean Paul Gaultier had one person in mind - Amy Winehouse. Taking inspiration from the late singer's unique style, the French designer unveiled 50s and 60s styles and Winehouse beehives set against an a capella version of "Rehab".
It was no secret that the crooner loved her rockabilly fashion and Gaultier played on this with open shirts, pencil skirts, polka dots and capri pants. Careful not to take his inspiration too literal, he also sent out his signature corset dresses, bustier tops which he layered with brassiers. Then there were the theatrical ball gowns which billowed and twisted into unusual shapes.
"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."
Models to wear the Winehouse bouffant included Karlie Kloss and male model, Andrej Pejic. While a few of the famous faces to sit on the front row included Beth Ditto, Dita Von Teese, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Rampling.