FashionTV Pays Tribute to Amy Winehouse: 1 Year Later
It’s been 1 year since the untimely demise of R&B powerhouse singer Amy Winehouse. She died on July 23, 2011 at her home in London from accidental alcohol poisoning. She was 27 years old.
Since her passing, her father Mitch Winehouse has established the Amy Winehouse Foundation in the United Kingdom and the United States. Radio stations across the country have paid tribute to the “Rehab” singer. Fans have gathered at her home. Singer Bruno Mars sang a medley of Amy Winehouse hits during the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011, a month after her death. Her pal Russell Brand, who hosted the awards that year, wrote a loving note to the soulstress. Jazz singer Tony Bennett released unseen footage of the duo recording a duet. The first annual Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards and Gala will be taking place on October 11 in New York, honoring Tony and Remi Bennett.
But while she may be revered for her soulful voice and passionate lyrics, it was also her unique fashion sense that won over the world--who found themselves copying her signature beehive hairdo and punk meets glam attire.
This year, FashionTV has been an audience member at other tributes to Winehouse around the world, bringing awareness to both her songs and her striking fashion sense.
Amy Winehouse Tribute in Tel Aviv Featuring Israeli Stars
Israel’s top celebrities gathered at the Bima concert hall and theatre for a celebration of the life of Amy Winehouse, which also became a charity event for children. The theatre was filled with Israel’s top rockers including Ninet Tayeb and Efrat Gosh, who are known for their punky-glam fashion sense. Makeup Artist Ada Lazorgan, who drew dramatic cat eye liner on the singers, a la Amy Winehouse, told FashionTV that she “was not just a singer, she was a fashion statement.” Hairstylist Avi Fadida gave the ladies big hair to capture the singer’s signature ‘do. “She’s one of the greatest artists who ever...she’s the best,” said Tayeb.
Jean Paul Gaultier - Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012
Jean Paul Gaultier may be the king of loud fashion statements, but the one he made for Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 ran even deeper--as he chose to pay homage to a singer who became a fashionista just by being herself. Using models like Karlie Kloss, Frida Gustavsson, and his muse Andrej Pejic, Gaultier whipped together a stellar collection focusing on the late singer’s beehive hair (in many colors here) and rocker chic attire, honing in on leather pencil skirts rocker tees, black veils, chain smoking and body framing silhouettes. In the background, an acapella foursome group performed Winehouse hits as the models paraded forward one by one. While her father Mitch wasn’t all that impressed--he called the collection “in bad taste”-- the runway show seemed a fitting fashion tribute to a singer who touched people through song and fashion before she was whisked away all too soon.