The huge wardrobe boasts many items she wore during her short but illustrious career. A time capsule of the mid-late 2000s, it is an eclectic mix of garments that hark back to Winehouse’s time.
This auction will feature Amy Winehouse’s most iconic stage, photoshoot, and performance-worn dresses, shoes, jewelry, and accessories that were synonymous with the individualistic style and signature artistry of the five-time Grammy Award-winning retro-soul music superstar and pop diva.
Auction house Julien's will put the more than 800 personal effects - which include shoes, shorts, bras, books, and records - under the hammer on November 6 and 7.
The British star, known for her iconic hits such as ‘Rehab’ and ‘Back to Black’, tragically passed away owing to alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011.
According to AFP Hundreds of items that belonged to late Grammy-winning artist Amy Winehouse, including the dress she wore during her final concert, are going up for auction in the United States.
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They are expected to fetch up to $2 million total.
"It's very difficult when you have to do an auction when you're working with the parents of their deceased child. It took them a long time to actually come to terms and decide to let go, with the realization that, of course, there are fans and museums and collectors all over the world that will want to own some of these items, care for them, show them at museums, keep her legacy and her memory alive and at the same time raise some money for the foundation," said Julien's executive director Martin Nolan to AFP.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit The Amy Winehouse Foundation. The Amy Winehouse Foundation was established by her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse with its mission of raising awareness and support for vulnerable, young adults with addiction problems.
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