Friday, February 29, 2008

Amy Winehouse to be paid $1m to perform at Louis Vuitton gig

Amy WinehoueTroubled singer Amy Winehouse -- who bagged the Worst Dressed gong at last night's NME Awards -- is reportedly set to receive $1m for a one-off performance in France.

The 'Rehab' singer, 24, is being given the huge sum by luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton to appear at their show during Paris Fashion Week -- and is being flown to France by private jet tonight.

A source said: "Louis Vuitton are huge fans of Amy and think she'll be the perfect performer during their show, which is one of the most anticipated throughout the week. It's a lot of money but they know she'll be worth it."

Despite Amy's somewhat unique style, she has been widely praised by the fashion industry. In December last year, famed fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld made the singer his 'muse' -- and even compared the soul diva to the 60s French actress Brigitte Bardot.

"[Amy] is a beautiful, gifted artist. And I very much like her hairdo. I took it as an inspiration. Because, in fact, it was also Brigitte Bardot’s hairdo in the late Fifties and Sixties. And now Amy has made it her own style," he said at the time. "So, when I saw her, I knew it was the right moment. Amy . . . she is the new Brigitte."

It was also revealed this week that Grammy Award winner Amy is set to launch her own fashion range -- which is to include clothes, make-up, hairspray & liquid eyeliner -- so that fans can copy her unique style.

A pal said: "Amy’s style has been copied by girls around the country and there’s a lot of money to be made. It’s a very distinctive look.

"She wants to bring out a range of cosmetics and fashion products. There could be hairspray, head scarves, liquid eyeliner, perfume.

"All the things that are distinctive of her look."

By Owen Williams, Feb 29 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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