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Amy Winehouse’s iconic clothing items go on display to the public ahead of auction

British pop singer Amy Winehouse performs during the Glastonbury music festival 2007. Picture: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

British pop singer Amy Winehouse performs during the Glastonbury music festival 2007. Picture: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

Published Nov 3, 2021

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Items of clothing, shoes and more worn by the late Amy Winehouse have gone on display in Los Angeles ahead of a major auction.

Items belonging to the late Rehab hitmaker - who died from accidental alcohol poisoning aged 27 in 2011 - are expected to fetch mega-bucks at the Property From The Life and Career of Amy Winehouse auction in Beverly Hills and via Julien's Auctions' website on November 6 and 7.

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The pieces include custom designs made for the music icon's 2011 tour and the green-and-black floral Naomi Parry-designed gown Amy wore for her final concert in Belgrade, Serbia, the month before her tragic passing in July that year.

Amy Winehouse performs on stage during her concert in Belgrade Serbia. Picture: AP Photo

The latter is anticipated to sell for between £10,800 and £14,500 (about R226 000 and R304 000) .

Other items include the golden leather boots worn by the Back to Black hitmaker on the cover of her acclaimed 2003 LP Frank.

And a Dolce and Gabbana lam dress from a Blackpool gig in 2007, which has been given an estimation of $5,000 to $7,000.

Dress designs from Deadly Dames, Naomi Parry, and Dolce & Gabbana. Picture: Instagram

A heart-shaped Moschino bag from the Valerie singer's 2007 Brit Awards performance could go for £15,000, while Amy's 2008 Grammys Tina Kalivas skirt with orange polka dots, which she appeared via video link in at rehab during the prestigious awards ceremony, is expected to sell for £2,100 and £3,600.

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Amy Winehouse's heart-shaped bag. Picture: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

A whole shelf of high heels and pairs of pink ballet pumps are also set to go under the hammer, plus a whole host of other belongings, including lace bras.

Amy’s shoes and bags on auction. Picture: Instagram

Proceeds from the sale of the extensive collection will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation - the UK charity which supports young people affected by drug and alcohol problems.

Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, said: "Amy Winehouse is one of the rare and remarkable music icons whose incredible power and soulful expression in every word and note she sang with her distinct voice remains unmatched by no other artist in music history.

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"We celebrate her singular talent and iconoclastic style in this collection of her most personal artefacts and wardrobe worn in her career-defining moments."

As well as being showcased at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, the items will be heading to The Design Museum on November 26, as part of the 'Amy: Beyond the Stage' exhibit.

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