Amy Winehouse's iconic dresses worth £130,000 stolen
Thursday 01 November 2012
Two of late Amy Winehouse’s iconic dresses have been stolen from the house where she died.
The dresses, which were set to raise £130,000 at an auction in New York later this year to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation - were being temporarily held at her former home in Camden, and her father Mitch has described the incident as 'a blow.'
'The house in Camden is being sold so all of her possessions have been tagged, numbered and logged in preparation of storage. There was a window of about two days while that process was underway when the dresses could have been taken,' he explained.
One of the dresses taken is the white anchor-patterned cotton dress Amy wore when she married Blake Fielder Civil in Miami in 2006, and the second dress is a newsprint dress she wore on the BBC music show Later … with Jools Holland.
With a unique style legacy, Amy’s wedding dress was expected to raise £100,000 and the newsprint dress £30,000.
The dresses were among several items of Amy memorabilia being catalogued at the house in Camden, North London, including other designer dresses.
Her taxi driver father added: ‘There were a couple from Dolce & Gabbana worth a fortune. Her wedding dress was only a little cotton thing, a hundred quid at best in the shops. Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value.’
The house in Camden that was robbed has become a shrine to fans after Amy, aged 27, died in July 2011 due to a drug overdose.