The parents of Amy Winehouse have decided to auction off some of the singers dresses to raise money for charity.
Dad Mitch explains it’s hard to just see them in storage. “With the anniversary of her death coming up, every time the family go to the lock-up, it’s overwhelmingly emotional seeing her lovely dresses hanging on the rails, so we decided to auction these show outfits.”
The listing will include the iconic outfit Amy wore to the 2007 Brit Awards, (left), a bright yellow Preen mini dress and a heart-shaped leather Moschino bag – with the latter estimated to fetch up to $19,000. As well as the black Naomi Parry dress she wore in her last performance a month before dying.
Amy died at the age of 27 on July 23, 2011 from alcohol poisoning.
The award-winner’s possessions will be sold in November by Beverly Hills-based Julien’s Auctions.
The BBC will mark Amy’s tragic death in July with a documentary titled Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On.
In the film, Amy’s mother Janis tells her daughter’s story and says she doesn’t think ‘the world knew the true her’.
Janis said: ‘I don’t feel the world knew the true Amy, the one that I brought up, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to offer an understanding of her roots and a deeper insight into the real Amy.’
We will most definitely bring the items to you as the auction approaches.