Here Amy Winehouse looks like any young, sophisticated woman but you can tell by her hairstyle and and tattoos that she is more than just your ordinary girl next door. Image from Italian Vogue.
Any woman that can boast a Vogue cover must be something special. This September 2007 cover of American Vogue was arranged after Anna Wintour fell in love with Amy's platinum selling album, Back to Black. The editor in chief immediately wanted Amy in Vogue as she was astounded by her talent. Image from: http://www.gossiprocks.com/forum/gossip-archive/amy-winehouse-cover-us-vogue-page2-48868.html
Her distinctive look dictated the styling of the Paris-Londres Metiers d'Art collection for Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld in 2007. Robert Cavalli previously called her "a fashion icon because she is unique", and I could not agree more. The London-based footwear designer Jonathan Kelsey created a stiletto, the Amy, in her honour. She performed at a number of fashion oriented events including a Louis Vuitton party and a Fendi store opening.
|Vogue Paris' editorial on Amy and her style from their February 2008 issue. Image from http://www.fabsugar.com/Fab-Flash-Amy-Winehouse-Cavalli-Girl-1514198|
It is suggested that throughout her career Winehouse was a muse for both Chanel and Guess. I think the reason why so many fashion people found her so intriguing was because she was so unique and different is good. Her personal life made her story more interesting still. Both photos from http://frockwriter.blogspot.com/2008/07/nicole-trunfio-annointed-by-vogue.html
Tweets Dedicated to Amy
"Rest in peace Amy Wine House. I hope the after life brings u the piece u were searching 4 on earth. Love MJB" Mary J Blige