Nov 19, 2021, 4 minutesAmy’s auction: £3 million raised for personal foundation
Items belonging to music legend, Amy Winehouse, sells for over 3 million in auction funding foundation related to addiction.
The beloved artist and character, Amy Winehouse, stole the hearts of the world in the early 2000s. After her death in 2011 due to accidental alcohol poisoning, her parents set up The Amy Winehouse Foundation, supporting those with addiction.
In a recent auction that took place earlier in November, over 800 of the icons belongings sold for nearly £3 million. The event by Julien’s Auctions was held in Los Angeles.
Items sold included the exact dress the star wore in her last show in Belgrade, Serbia, June 2011. The dress, a black and yellow mini halter with a desirable alternative and distressed bamboo and floral pattern, sold for around £180,000.
Its style is a definition of the artist’s identity and was designed by Winehouse’s stylist Naomi Perry. Its original value is estimated to have been 16 times less than what it sold for in the auction, according to MSN Music News.
10 years of Amy’s legacy
After 10 years since the singer’s death, her legacy and name still shine bright through the industry. The auction’s success is no doubt down to the relatability of the songwriter and her ongoing impact on society. This includes those especially who struggle with recreational addictions.
Raising £90,000 was the black and tan jumpsuit by Temperley London. Amy wore this during her performance celebrating Nelson Mandelas 90th birthday.
Amy’s heart-shaped Moschino red leather bag raised £152,000. It was worn to the 2007 Brit Awards where she won ‘Best British Female Solo Artist’, and ‘Best British Album’.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was set up in remembrance of the ‘Back to Black’ singer. It supports young people with addiction problems, much like the late singer herself.
The foundation aims to, “inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience, so they can flourish.”
Amy on display
From the 26 November this year, some items sold in the auction will be available to view at the Design Museum, London.
Amy: Beyond the Stage, “celebrates the legacy and creativity of one of the greatest musicians of our time.”
Words by Drew-Alexandra O’Keeffe
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