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Designer Jean Paul Gaultier paid homage to Amy Winehouse's unique style at his Paris runway show earlier this week. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?

Wrong, if you're the late singer's father, Mitch Winehouse.

"We don't support the Jean Paul Galtier [sic] collection. It is in poor taste," the elder Winehouse tweeted, incensed at his daughter's image being used to sell clothes.

The Late Amy Winehouse

"The family was upset to see those pictures. They were a total shock," he told The Sun.

"We're still grieving, and we've had a difficult week with the six-month anniversary of Amy's death." Mitch said Gaultier's show portrayed "a view of Amy when she was not at her best, [glamorizing] some of the more upsetting times in her life."

Mitch felt it inappropriate to try and cash in on his daughter's legacy.

"To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on. We're proud of her influence on fashion but find black veils on models, smoking cigarettes with a barbershop quartet singing her music in bad taste."

He wasn't the only harsh critic of the celebrity fashion designer.

Kelly Osbourne, a close friend of Amy Winehouse, also Tweeted in response: "Although @JPGaultier was paying homage to my friend and icon to the world, I found it to be lucratively selfish and distasteful. Exploitation=evil."


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She may have cancelled her doomed-from-the-get-go long-awaited UK comeback gig, but that hasn't stopped Amy Winehouse embarking on a new endeavor:

Her own clothing line.

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The troubled star, who is currently residing (note that the media finally stopped calling it a vacation) in St. Lucia, has been announced as the latest celebrity to lend their signature style to London-based fashion label, PPQ.

No word on whether PPQ plans on naming the new line "Heroin Chic" or whether each purchase will come with a voucher for a free bottle of malt liquor.

All we know is that somewhere, Blake Fielder-Civil is plotting how to get his hands on 50 percent of the royalties. Or where to get his next fix.

This is pretty much our reaction to most Amy Winehouse news.

While Wino may seem an unlikely fashion muse, PPQ is no stranger to London party girls - having paired up with Peaches Geldof in its first celebrity collaboration.

Launching later this year, Winehouse will design a capsule collection for Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker's fashion line, set to be a homage to the starlet's look.

Her look? What would that be, exactly? Tattered denim shorts, cleavage-baring dresses? Open-toed shoes that provide easy access to the veins between your toes?

Sounds about right.

Sounds like a can't-miss proposition ... provided it doesn't require Amy to physically show up anywhere to promote it. Odds of her being conscious are iffy at best.

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It's nice to see Amy Winehouse covered in something besides blood.

Lauren Conrad, by contrast, is almost always looking lovely. But here we have the two celebrities wearing the exact same thing! Who would have guessed?

Kendall Jenner Fashion

The troubled songstress performed at the Brit Awards in London in the sexy D&G dress, while The Hills star rocked it at an N.Y.C. party a few months later...

Tell us, celebrity fashion fans, who wore it best?


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That's 25,000 pounds, people. With the dollar's weak standing in the world economy these days, that's $45,888 at current foreign exchange rates!

Apparently Amy Winehouse is even more of a mess than we thought, after being hit with this massive bill after vomiting on several designer dresses.

Kylie Jenner Fashion

Posh boutique Harvey Nichols lent the dresses to her for appearances and was appalled to see them covered in Amy's previous meals upon their return.

According to the UK's The Mirror, she even wrappred the dresses together, causing the puke to actually turn into mold as well. Yummy.

Says a Mirror source:

"While wearing one of the frocks, [Amy Winehouse] proceed to embark on an all-night bender. She ended up in the loos, where she was violently sick. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. She eventually couriered them back on Monday, but didn’t wrap them separately. So sick had gone on all the clothes. Even worse, green, furry mould had developed on some gowns, making them unwearable."

And we thought that Blake Fielder-Civil nude pic was gross.

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"Train wreck" may not even do justice to this woman.

Her producer said yesterday that she's "not ready to work." Now we know why. Well we already knew why, but here's some photo evidence.

Britney Spears, Plaid Shirt

Amy Winehouse was, shall we say, um, a little dressed down last weekend while enjoying a U.K. holiday with friends. Check out these pics:

The trials and tribulations of Amy Winehouse continue.

Dressed only in a black bra and tiny denim shorts, Winehouse - sans beehive - revealed a bald patch and her efforts with an at-home hair dye kit on her bangs. At least we don't believe she head-butted anybody.

"It's Amy enjoying the sun at the weekend," her London rep said.

A friend agrees, saying the Amy Winehouse photos just show a girl taking advantage of the good weather in her own style. Whatever that means!

"The sun makes people do crazy things," a Winehouse pal said. "Walking around in your bra in your own garden when it's hot out isn't all that crazy. She doesn't care about having her picture taken like that. She wouldn't even think about that. It's Amy being Amy. She doesn't care what people think."

Amy Winehouse Biography

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Southgate, London, England
Full Name
Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Quotes

Gorgeous as f-ck. You seen him before?

Amy Winehouse [on how Blake Fielder-Civil is doing in jail]

I want at least five kids. I want twins. Blake is gonna be the most amazing dad.

Amy Winehouse
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