(ANSA) – LOS ANGELES, 07 NOV – The dress that Amy Winehouse wore for her last concert was sold at auction in Los Angeles for $ 243,200, sixteen times the estimated value. The singer wore the green and black bamboo print dress in her latest performance, which was held in Belgrade in June 2011. A month later, on July 23, Winehouse died aged 27 from acute alcohol poisoning.
The dress was the centerpiece of a collection of 800 personal items of the star that went up for auction at the behest of her parents, Mitch and Janis. A battle to the sound of rises also for the heart-shaped bag made to measure by Moschino and used by Amy at the 2007 Brit Awards: in the end it was sold for 204,800 dollars. Many of the other clothes the singer wore at various performances sold for between $ 12,500 and $ 150,000. The entire collection – made up of the most diverse memorabilia, from bras to DVDs, from books to makeup – brought in 4 million dollars, double the amount expected, announced the auction house Julien’s, which managed the sale. The proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which supports vulnerable young adults struggling with addiction.
Amy Winehouse has often spoken in her songs about her personal experiences against alcohol and drug addiction.
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