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Amy Winehouse's wardrobe up for auction for $ 1-2 million

2021-10-11T21:56:51.484Z

More than 800 items including clothes, musical instruments, books and records that belonged to the singer will be auctioned in November.



Dresses by the dozen - including the famous one Amy Winehouse wore to her last dramatic concert a month before her death in 2011 - books, records, bags and items that once belonged to the British soul diva will be auctioned in California. in November.

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Julien's Auctions has been exhibiting since Monday in New York a sample of more than 800 dresses, bustiers, pants, shorts, shoes, underwear, glasses, musical instruments, books and records estimated in total at

"one to two million dollars. "

before an auction in Beverly Hills on 6 and 7 November.

"It's very difficult to have to organize auctions with the parents of a deceased child

,

"

admitted Martin Nolan, director of Julien's Auctions, presenting to AFP the collection of personal objects of the British singer and musician. disappeared on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, after heavy alcohol consumption.

"The subject is very sensitive and it took them a long time to agree to donate (the objects) realizing, of course, that fans, museums, collectors all over the world will want to own these items,"

Martin explained. Nolan. According to him, the parents of Amy Winehouse, Mitch and Janis, wish thanks to this sale to preserve

"the heritage and the memory"

of their daughter and raise funds for their foundation helping young adults suffering from drug and alcohol addictions.

A green and black mini dress

The British artist, who won several awards for her album

Back to Black

in 2006, has always spoken of her personal experiences of alcohol and drug addiction in songs steeped in jazz and soul. Her last concert in June 2011 in Belgrade had marked the spirits when, obviously drunk, she was booed and hissed by the audience, some of whom had left the room. The tour was canceled and Amy Winehouse died a month later. That night, she wore a green and black mini dress with silk patterns of flowers and bamboo, designed by her heart stylist Naomi Parry. The garment is estimated between $ 15,000 and $ 20,000.

"All these dresses represent Amy, a fantastic musician, but also a fashion icon"

, greeted Martin Nolan.

Like musicians Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse has been added to the infamous "club 27" of artists who died at the age of 27.

Source: lefigaro

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