It's been seven months since her sudden and tragic death, but Amy Winehouse was again the subject of controversy last week when Jean Paul Gaultier showed his spring 2012 couture collection. With its black beehives and wannabe-Fred Perry polos, he imagined it as a tribute to the late singer. Her family and fans didn't agree.
They would say a more fitting tribute is a collection she was actually involved with, and which comes with her family's blessing: her collaboration with the real Fred Perry label. Winehouse's second and last collection, spring 2012, bursts with her perennial inspirations—namely, vintage 50's Americana and art-deco Miami. The new offerings include retro cadillac and jukebox prints across tie-waist blouses and collared dresses, pastel pink and blue gingham shirting, hot pants, cuffed knickers and a tie-back raspberry pink halter that is so undeniably, inimitably Amy.
Available January 30 at Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry