Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 Couture
>> "I think Amy Winehouse was truly a fashion icon," Jean Paul Gaultier said, describing the inspiration for his Spring 2012 couture collection. As tribute, the designer sent out ensembles styled to the hilt in Winehouse signatures: messy beehive hairdos, winged black eyeliner, and sky-high shoes. The looks — named after lyrics from the late singer's songs — were sexy, eclectic, and classic Gaultier. There were curve-hugging skirts, hourglass suits, slouchy pants, and lots of clashing, riotous color. Also on offer: lace trenches and sculptural, expertly constructed corsets.