Jean Paul Gaultier loves Amy Winehouse's ''natural'' sense of style.

The Fashion designer's spring/summer 2012 couture collection is based on the distinctive look of the late singer - who was found dead at her London home last July - and is surprised few others have drawn on the 'Back to Black' star for fashion inspiration since her death.

He told Vogue TV: ''I was surprised when she died that no one in fashion made an homage to her.

''Her look was fabulous, fantastic - it was unique. Usually, actresses and singers need fashion advice. She naturally had the right make-up, the right earrings - it was a truly a style. She didn't just pick up one part of that look. And I love her voice, I love everything about her.''

After the Amy-inspired collection was unveiled in January, the singer's father Mitch spoke out against it, branding it an ''insult''.

He said at the time: ''The family was upset to see those pictures, they were a total shock.

''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.''