Amy Winehouse’s final performance dress has been sold for quite a pretty penny.
The minidress that the late “Back to Black” singer wore during her final concert in 2011 raked in $243,200 at auction over the weekend.
The green-and-black dress, which was designed by Winehouse’s stylist Naomi Parry, was initially expected to raise between $15,000 and $17,000.
Winehouse’s garment was worn at her last performance in Belgrade, Serbia, in June 2011. She died at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning just a month later.
Alongside the bamboo-printed frock, more than 800 of the British rocker’s dresses, shoes and jewelry — which she wore over the course of her career — have sold for about $4 million via Julien’s Auctions.
The dress was described by the auction house as a “custom-made figure-hugging halter mini dress” with “bamboo and floral print on silk incorporated into a Spanx dress.”
Frock designer Parry recently told The Post that she felt “an immense amount of sadness” when she saw her design. Winehouse had just been to rehab before her last performance and Parry said, “[The dress] was supposed to be the start of something new and moving forward. She had been doing so well.”
“[The dress] went from symbolizing something new and exciting to absolute devastation,” she continued.
Darren Julien, CEO of Julien’s Auctions, released a statement after the bidding, calling the event a “huge success. Her items have proven to be highly collectible among not only her fans and museums but pop culture memorabilia collectors and we expect her artifacts to increase in value through the years.”
Several items from the auction will be showcased at London’s Design Museum, starting Nov. 26, as part of their “Amy: Beyond the Stage” exhibit. Bidders will receive their purchased collectibles shortly after.
After Winehouse’s passing, her personal objects went into storage and weren’t unearthed until January 2020, when her family decided tp auction off her belongings.
“It was costing [her family] an arm and a leg, and it was just miserable to see this stuff sat here. We all agreed, there was just so much of it,” Parry explained. “What is the point of having it in the locker when it could make money for the foundation and raise awareness? And do an exhibition with it at the same time?”
The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, an organization that helps youth who are battling addiction.
The Grammy Museum unveiled the “Beyond Black: The Style of Amy Winehouse” exhibit in January 2020 to display the “Rehab” crooner’s artifacts.
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