It’s All About Amy

I knew immediately that Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s spring 2012 couture collection was a tribute to Amy because I did the math. Behive + eyeliner+”Marilyn” stud = Amy Winehouse.

What a wonderful feast of crazy hives and mish-mash of retro vampy girly excess!

It makes me happy to know that Amy’s influence will live on. Her swagger and her vulnerability, her beautiful voice, her tiny little body supporting all that hair…she will haunt me forever. This collection is an  homage that’s right on point, as Amy liked to say of her beehive.

Lindsey Wixson is especially adorable in her purple hive and I can’t get  enough  of her.

Check out the beauty details here.

Also, did everyone see the new Karl Lagerfeld stuff at net-a porter this morning?   Horrible, right? What is he thinking?!   Please let me know if any other runway shows are worth looking at. Right now, I only have eyes for Amy.

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28 Responses to It’s All About Amy

  1. Heidi says:

    Oooh, love the second and third photos!

  2. annemarie says:

    I just looked at the Karl Lagerfeld stuff. I don’t like all the zips and pvc and images of his head. The collective effect of looking at all that black and white and silver on one page makes me think of a Nazi eugenics laboratory for some reason.

    But I do like some of the shoes (then again, I’ve never met a leather high-top or wedge sandal I didn’t like). I’d also like to own a silver dress. Oh well.

  3. alicia says:

    The offensive mess that was Karl by Karl Lagerfeld is a testament to the general public’s lack of taste. Honestly, PVC SLEEVE SWEATSHIRTS?!?!?! When would that ever seem like a good idea?!?!

  4. Molly says:

    amazing amazing amazinggggg <3

    I like all the metallics in Lagerfelds net-a-porter stuff but seriously, why does hi face have to feature so much????

  5. Molly says:

    p.s just read alicias comment and the sun streaming onto my screen led me to believe those were leather arms, but PVC???????? Umm….

  6. Witch Moma says:

    Beautiful tribute, thx SW.

  7. sisty says:

    Cathy Horyn has a great line about it in today’s NYTimes:

    “Ms. Winehouse may seem a strange symbol for couture, but like her, couture is fragile, rare, free-spirited, ornery — and when it’s gone, it’s gone.”

    I miss Amy. I missed all of these shows, too, somehow, so I’ll have to go back and take a look.

  8. Andra says:

    Wonderful stuff. Love it!

  9. Dru says:

    RIP, Amy. And Sister, if you have to pick only ONE couture show to look at, JPG is probably the best of the lot – let’s be real, none of us are going to be into Elie Saab or Galliano-less Dior.

  10. David Duff says:

    But the essential question remains unanswered: could one cook one’s husband’s dinner dressed like that? It is important, I feel, that you young gals should always maintain a keen sense of priorities – and you all know who your one and only priority is at all times!

  11. Ann says:

    Jean-Paul Gaultier is amazing, every time. I just saw an incredible exhibition on his work over the decades at the Dallas Museum of Art last week – was blown away. SO excellent and this year, of course, no exception.

    Someone make Kunty Karl STOP.

  12. Andra says:

    Duff, of course she could and should, for heaven’s sake.
    What does the memsahib wear if not Gaultier?

  13. Kellie says:

    Oh Amy. I miss you and your voice, and style. I still cant believe it is true.
    so very sad.

  14. ali says:

    ahhh the purple the perriwinkle and the baby blues and the snarky look… mmm

  15. David Duff says:

    Andra, but that’s the point, I haven’t the faintest idea what the ‘Memsahib’ wears when she cooks my dinner because we’ve been married for so long I never even look. But, if she wore the ‘Amy-look’ as she cooked my dinner I would notice that – particularly if my lamb cutlets were over-done!

  16. Sister Wolf says:

    david – cooking dinner witn beehive Remember how I cooked dinner while sporting both a beehive AND the baby Jesus. No problem!

  17. Simone says:

    I love the hair and eyeliner. Re: her body, I keep thinking about the wise words AnnaZed wrote on the “Stinkin Thinkin” blog at the time of her death:

    “The thing that I am not seeing (even from the so called doctors and experts) in the hue and cry over the death of Amy Winehouse is the central fact of her extreme body dysmorphia, anorexia, and bulimia. As she grew more and more famous she got more and more dangerously emaciated. It would be excusable maybe for laymen to mistake this for a drug abuse side-effect but I think that in her case it has been so extensively documented to have been from her perspective a desirable and necessary end in itself that the silence on this aspect of her severe problems is shocking.

    By 2007 and the soaring apex of her popularity her own response to her disappearing body was (a.) delight and (b.) a boob job. Enter Kart Langerfeld and his necrophilic nonsense calling her his muse in 2007 she has the stick legs of a child in her favorite child-like no-heeled ballet shoes and the pneumatic breasts of a porn actress. Millions of teenaged girls found her gorgeous beyond measure and sought to reproduce her look. This is, of course, physically impossible for any but the very very few who are both genetically predisposed to being very, very thin and who are also cosmetically enhanced. This includes Amy herself who could only maintain the fashionable emaciation that she considered beautiful (and the world was telling her was beautiful) by ingesting massive amounts of drugs.”

    Look at these side-by-side pictures of a drug abusing and a briefly sober Amy.

    Makes me wonder, would the fashion world mourn the sober Amy on the right?

  18. David Duff says:

    ‘Sis’, I don’t quite know how to put this but, strictly ‘entre-nous’, have you ever considered an older man? Oh, and I do mean OLDER!

  19. Andra says:

    David, I am fairly confident that I may speak for our dear sister on this occasion and I believe the answer is “NAH!”

  20. David Duff says:

    You speak for yourself, Andra, I just know that ‘Sis’ is a woman of taste and discernment as you can tell from her photograph showing her dressed elegantly as she cooks lovingly for her (soon to be ex-) husband. Even as I write, I just know she is working out ways to drop everything and rush ‘over here’ to care for an elderly English gent who adores her. (Mind you, she might have to get her hair cut, can’t be doing with all that hair all over the place, I’m a short back and sides man , myself!)

  21. candy says:

    Nice tribute to Amy Winehouse. By the way, David, you seem to be secretly (or maybe not anymore) in love with our Sister here! lol smiles to you.
    Older men sometimes are very interesting, when they are old, not in their 40’s. I am talking about men that have this culture, this knowledge, youcan talk about anything with them.Each age comes with some kind of trouble, you ‘ve got the 20’s something who don’t have that much experience in life (at least not yet), Iam not talking about sexual experience here; you got the 30’s with the doubts about having kids and what not; then the 40s which are a big turn for anybody (midlife crisis), and my hubby had a midlife crisis right now, he wants kids (ah)….in the 50’s it seems that men and women know what they want, I think men are very charming at that age; and 60s’ I really don’t know what this range wants but I guess once you reach 60’s you are happier.

  22. David Duff says:

    50s? 60s? Pah! Mere kids. You see, Candy, men are like a fine claret, we age beautifully especially if we spend most of our time lying on our backs, not moving but just being dusted once in awhile! Now, Candy, whilst I am, of course, deeply, madly, badly in love with ‘Sis’, I don’t want you think that I am, so to speak, exclusive. I mean, I’m always open to offers (curls imaginary moustache) from the right sort of lady, er, but for God’s sake don’t tell the ‘Memsahib’, you know, discretion being much the better part of valour,and all that sort of thing.

  23. candy says:


  24. David Duff says:

    Candy, I’m not sure, but I assume that was a climactic cry of deeply felt pleasure, I mean, it couldn’t possibly be laughter, could it?

  25. candy says:

    you made me laugh, I had to laugh….no pleasure is involved, sory to disappoint you lol

  26. David Duff says:

    Story of my life!

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