The short dress that British singer Amy Winehouse wore during her last big concert sold for as much as $ 243,000, Julien’s Auction reported. A total of more than 800 items belonging to Winehouse went under the hammer, many of them sold for amounts much higher than expected.
The auction house expected the dress that British longtime designer and stylist Naomi Parry sewed would sell for up to $ 20,000. It was not stated who the buyer was.
Amy Winehouse. Auction with the artist’s items
Amy Winehouse wore it during a concert in Belgrade in June 2011, when she was already clearly suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. A 27-year-old singer who, among others she stumbled on stage every now and then and did not remember the lyrics, she was booed by the audience. Shortly thereafter, she canceled her next two appearances, and then an entire tour. On July 23, 2011, she was found dead in her London apartment.
A total of more than 800 items owned by Winehouse were put under the hammer at the Beverly Hills auction, many of them sold for much higher than expected amounts, including a leather heart-shaped purse, which was valued at 20 thousand. dollars, and which found a buyer for nearly 205 thousand. dollars.
Amy Winehouse’s parents, Mitch and Janis, helped organize the auction. Part of the money is to go to the foundation named after her, the purpose of which is to protect young people from alcoholism and drug addiction.
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