Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Kelly Osbourne slams Gaultier's Winehouse line

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne has slammed Jean Paul Gaultier's Amy Winehouse-inspired collection, calling it "lucratively selfish" and "distasteful".

The esteemed designer paid tribute to the late singer at Paris Couture Week. His show featured 1950s style cropped capri pants, strapless fitted dresses and brightly-coloured Americana prints as often worn by the late jazz star.

All of the models were sporting her trademark beehive and black eyeliner and walked the catwalk accompanied by the singer's music.

Kelly was a close friend of the tragic songstress and got upset about Gaultier's controversial range.

"@eonline Although @JPGaultier was paying homage to my dear friend & icon to the world i found it to be lucratively selfish and distasteful!

"@eonline @JPGaultier they had 3 men singing rehab & models walking in death vials, its barley been 6 months since her passing! Wrong (sic)", she added.

Despite her contempt for Gaultier's choice of inspiration, Kelly admitted to liking the clothes.

"its not ugly i <3 the collection it was just distastefully executed! its just 2 soon he turned his obsession into attention (sic)," she said.

Amy's father Mitch Winehouse also spoke out about the collection.

He claimed that her iconic image had been used to sell clothes and that the designer had not offered any donations to The Amy Winehouse foundation.

"The family was upset to see those pictures, they were a total shock, he told British newspaper The Sun. "We're still grieving for her loss, and we've had a difficult week with the six-month anniversary."

Meanwhile, Jean Paul Gaultier insisted that the range was a "tribute" to the fashion icon.

Amy died aged 27 at her London home last July after a long battle with drink and drug addiction.

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