Since the announcement of her death, sites like Fashionista have compiled galleries showing Amy Winehouse's influence in the fashion industry but until yesterday, no brand - even Fred Perry who the late singer designer for - has released a statement about her passing.
"We met Amy in Paris, fresh from having won five Grammys. That night, everyone discovered that in addition to a genius voice Amy also had an exceptional and very British sense of humor. 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."
Their decision to comment makes sense. After all, Karl Lagerfeld took a liking to the singer and modeled his whole December 2007 show around her. "She's a style icon," he said after her performance at the Fendi store opening. "She’s not only a muse; she’s a genius. She’s one of the greatest voices today."