An auction with more than 800 of Amy Winehouse’s personal items - including dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories she wore publicly - brought in $4 million over the weekend, Julien’s Auctions said Sunday (November 8).
The biggest seller of the Beverly Hills event was the dress Winehouse wore in her final stage performance in Belgrade in her 2011 Summer Festival Tour. It sold for a wopping $243,200, which Julien’s said was 16 times its original estimate of $15,000. The dress was a “custom-made figure-hugging halter mini dress designed by Winehouse’s designer and stylist, Naomi Parry, [which] has a bamboo and floral print on silk incorporated into a Spanx dress.”
SOLD for $243,200. A dress custom made for Amy Winehouse and worn for what would be her final concert performance in Belgrade.— Juliens Auctions (@JuliensAuctions) November 8, 2021
Sold in our "Property From The Life And Career Of Amy Winehouse" auction taking place in Beverly Hills and online at https://t.co/dDmq5KJiYv. pic.twitter.com/xqkyVYylAV
Another hot item was a Moschino custom-made red leather heart-shaped purse carried by Winehouse at the 2007 Brit Awards. It sold for $204,800: 13 times its original estimate of $15,000.
Other sold items included a floral gold lamé D&G stage-worn dress ($150,000), a Temperly London tan and black jumpsuit worn at a Sunday Times 2008 portrait shoot and the 46664 Concert performance honoring Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday ($121,600), a skirt she wore (sold for $11,250) and her Christian Louboutin tan peep toe heels she commonly sported in public ($38,400).
Winehouse tragically passed away on July 23, 2011, at age 27 due to accidental alcohol poisoning. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was established by the singer’s parents to raise awareness and support for young adults suffering from addiction.
Some items sold this weekend will head to the Amy: Beyond the Stage exhibition at the Design Museum in London beginning November 26 before being sent to the winning bidders. The exhibit will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Winehouse's death and tickets can be purchased here.
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