"The family was upset to see those pictures, they were a total shock," he said. "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. 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."
Although the couture clothes seen on the catwalk will not be retailed, rather created bespoke for just a handful of clients, Mitch maintained a donation should have been made in the late singer's name.
"No one asked us for permission or offered to make a donation to the foundation," he told the Sun. "This is purely about Gaultier making money, and that's wrong."