By now we all have our own opinion and feelings with regard to the tragic passing of Amy Winehouse. I’d like to focus on Amy’s updated retro-cool pin-up girl with the sky-high beehive that certainly rubbed off on droves of women–me included. Karl Lagerfeld’s 2007 Chanel Collection was simply a love-letter to Amy Winehouse.
The Chanel 2007 Collection
“She’s a style icon,” Lagerfeld said as she he unveiled Chanel’s Winehouse-inspired Paris-Londres Maison d’Art show in London in 2007. “She’s not only a muse; she’s a genius. She’s one of the greatest voices today.”
“We met Amy in Paris, fresh from having won five Grammys,” a spokesperson for Fendi told WWD of the time Winehouse sang at the opening of the brand’s Avenue Montaigne store in 2008. “That night, everyone discovered that in addition to a genius voice Amy also had an exceptional and very British sense of humour. Having restyled the Fendi dress she was wearing that night, she said with a wink: ‘Forgive my ignorance; I don’t know anything about fashion…’ We are very sad for the loss of such a unique talent that in many ways transcended music, fashion, and culture.”
Of course, there are other more affordable means of obtaining Amy’s look than Karl’s runway looks. Turns out Amy found the same sexy vintage-inspired wiggle-dresses that I have: Pin-Up Girl Clothing.
I was in HEAVEN when I found Pin-Up Girl Clothing, which more than fit the bill — it kept me coming back for more. I have at least five of their dresses and I love each and every one. I even tried the sorta-big hair.
DivaJulia in the Jessica Dress – Pin-up Girl – $98
I understand that this is not the place to give a personal eulogy for Amy Winehouse; to me though, she was more than the negative stories in the media. She was a lyrical genius and vocalist–and indeed, a true Fashion Icon.
Rest in Peace, Amy.