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Amy Winehouse dress worn during final performance sells for £180,000

The dress was worn by the late artist during her final show in Belgrade, Serbia where she was booed off stage

By Hollie Geraghty

Amy Winehouse wears a halter neck mini dress in her last performance
Amy Winehouse performing in Belgrade, Serbia at her last performance. (Photo: YouTube).

The dress that Amy Winehouse wore during her final performance has sold for more than $243,000 (£180,000) at an auction.

The late singer-songwriter’s dress was part of a sale in the US of around 800 items from her estate, which raised more than $4million (£3million) for charity.

The halter neck mini dress was designed by stylist Naomi Parry and worn by Winehouse during her final show in Belgrade, Serbia, where she was booed off stage when she appeared to forget her lyrics, just a month before she died aged 27.

The dress sold for 16 times the original estimate, with proceeds going towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by her parents in her memory that helps young people suffering from addiction.

The red leather heart-shaped Moschino bag that Winehouse took to the 2007 BRIT Awards on the night she won the British female solo artist award also went for $204,800 (£152,000).

While a Temperley London tan and black jumpsuit worn for her performance at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert sold for more than $121,000 (£90,000), after being estimated at just $1,000.

A street sign reading “Camden Square” and inscribed with handwritten notes paying tribute to the artist after her death sold for $19,200 (£14,000).

Several items will be on display at the ‘Amy: Beyond The Stage’ exhibition at the Design Museum in London from November 26 before going to bidders.

Elsewhere, longtime friend and collaborator of Winehouse Mark Ronson spoke about how he would not have made the single ‘Rehab’ if he thought the artist was “in a bad way” with addiction struggles.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music Hits about the iconic track from the 2006 album ‘Back To Black, he said: “When we came out with ‘Rehab’ too, it was because she was just telling me the story about how her family came over and tried to make her go to rehab.

“And she was like, ‘No, no, no.’ And I just saw the way she said it and delivered it, it had a cadence, it sounded like a song.

“So we went back to the studio, but she was really together. She wasn’t doing any drugs,” he added. “If this was a person who looked like they were in a bad way or whatever, I would definitely not be saying like, ‘Hey, let’s make a funny song about not going to rehab.’”

In July the world paid tribute to Amy Winehouse to mark 10 years since her death, and last month ‘Back To Black’ celebrated 15 years since its release.