Amy Winehouse’s wedding dress has been stolen from the home where she died last year.
A second frock that the “Rehab” singer wore on an episode of Later… with Jools Holland has also been pinched from the house in Camden, North London.
Both dresses were due to be auctioned off in New York next year, to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a youth charity set up by Winehouse’s family in the wake of her untimely death.
Winehouse’s father, Mitch, told The Sun that the theft was “a blow,” adding:
“It’s sickening that someone would steal something in the knowledge of its sentimental value.”
The white, anchor-flecked mini dress (pictured above) that Winehouse wore when she married Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami in 2007 was expected to raise £100, 000, while the newspaper-print dress that she wore on Jools a year beforehand was expected to raise £30, 000.
Mitch revealed some of Winehouse’s more expensive dresses went untouched, leading to the suggestion that the two items were stolen to order:
“We are all baffled as to why some of her designer dresses didn’t go too. 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.”
To the culprit – good luck squeezing in the frocks. We expect they are tiny!
Watch Winehouse perform “Tears Dry on Their Own” on Later… with Jools Holland while sporting one of the stolen dresses, below.