Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has sited Amy Winehouse as inspiration for his latest collection which he previewed in London last week. The pre-Fall 2008 collection (ah, fast fashion at its finest), titled Métiers d'Art, marched models down the runway with beehives riding high and black eyeliner thicker than ever. "She's a style icon," Lagerfeld said of the angst-ridden singer. "She is a beautiful, gifted artist. And I very much like her hairdo. I took it as an inspiration." He went on to compare the beehive to film star Brigitte Bardot's bouffant in the Sixties.
"She is the new Brigitte."
Talk about fashion's highest compliment. And it makes more sense than you would think first off. Lagerfeld's Chanel has always been a bit of a rocked out version of the classic Parisian label. So mixing in a bit of Camden cool (or is it East End grunge now that she's moved?) with the elegant tweeds of Chanel isn't exactly brand new.
Amy didn't attend the show last week which had classic style icons like Kate Moss on the guest list, but we're hoping that she'll score a bit of Chanel swag out of this. And first on the list should really be a new pair of ballet pumps.
But while you're waiting Amy, check out our Top Ten Fabulous Flats list. Please.
For the rest of us, we'll just have to be inspired by Amy's choice of outerwear. Head to the list of top 10 black leather jackets to score your own.