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Ouch, today's WWD has some harsh words about Amy Winehouse. The singer, who was found dead in her London home this past weekend, was the inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld's December 2007 Chanel show. "She’s not only a muse; she’s a genius. She’s one of the greatest voices today," Lagerfeld said about Winehouse, "She’s a style icon." Still, WWD writes:
Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her north London home on Saturday morning, was never going to be an enduring inspiration to the world of fashion. But every now and then she captured the imagination of designers and clothing labels alike with her cheeky Fifties style—the beehive hairdo, the cat-eye flicks of liquid liner, and the retro polkadot dresses.Hm. Pretty unnecessary jab. And pretty bad timing, don't you think?
· Goodbye to all that [WWD]