Mitch Winehouse has accused Jean Paul Gaultier of ‘cashing in’ on the late singer’s death by using her as his muse during his show at Paris Fashion Week.
The grieving father said: “The family were 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.
To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on.”
Models strutted down the runway to Winehouse’s songs and were given her signature beehive hairstyle, cigarettes and heavy kohl eyeliner flicks.
Controversial designer Gaultier confessed he had never had the opportunity to meet the troubled singer, but insisted they had ‘similar styles’.
Mr Winehouse accused Gaultier of portraying a view of the singer when she was ‘not at her best’.
He added: “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.
It portrays a view of Amy when she was not at her best and glamorises some of the more upsetting times in her life. That’s upsetting for her family.”