Anorak | Amy Winehouse’s celebrity dad Mitch bares his pain to the Sun – Gaultier laughs

Amy Winehouse’s celebrity dad Mitch bares his pain to the Sun – Gaultier laughs

by | 27th, January 2012

IN “INSULT TO MY AMY”, the Sun says Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse is in a state of “fury”. Why? And why not “Our Amy” is Winehouse not what the tabloids call a “national treasure”?

Well, at Paris fashion week, Jean-Paul Gaultier adopted Wino’s trademark beehive and kohl look, cleaned it up and stuck it on beautiful, lithesome models.

Gordon Smart reports:

The ex-cabbie accused Gaultier of cashing in on Amy’s death with a “bad taste” fashion show. Mitch said the singer’s family was devastated by pictures of catwalk models smoking and wearing the singer’s trademark beehive hairdos and heavy eyeliner.


Wednesday’s show at Paris Fashion Week came just two days after the half-year anniversary of the Back To Black star’s death — and Mitch said it portrayed Amy at her worst.

A half-year-anniversary?

Says Mitch:

“The family was upset to see those pictures, they were a total shock. We’re still grieving for her loss, and we’ve had a difficult week with the six-month anniversary of Amy’s death.”

The pictures from an haute-couture fashion show are hardly in the mainstream, are they? Not unless they make it to the font page of the Sun . To lose a child is a cruel and painful blow. But to tell the Sun of your pain about a fashion show smacks of opportunism and ego. Mitch is putting the “me” in Amy.

Mitch Winehouse adds:

“To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on.”

This is Mitch Winehouse, the former taxi driver who thanks to his daughter’s sublime talent scored a chatshow (Mitch Winehouse’s Showbiz Rant) , a record deal, featured in the Channel 4 documentary My Daughter Amy , told us his daughter’s new breasts look great “, became a go-to TV expert on being a

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