Winehouse dresses missing
by: Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2012-11-01
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The family of late singer Amy Winehouse have expressed their grief after her wedding dress and another outfit which she wore on the TV show Later...With Jools Holland were apparently stolen from her former home.
Both the wedding dress - which she wore when she married Blake Fielder-Civil in 2007 - and the other dress, which featured a newsprint design, had been due to be auctioned to raise funds for the foundation set up in her memory.
The wedding dress had been expected to fetch around £100,000 for the charity - which helps youngsters with drug problems and budding musicians - while the other dress had been tipped to sell for around £30,000.
They had been due to go under the hammer in New York later this year.
Amy's father Mitch Winehouse told The Sun it was "sickening to know that someone would steal something in the knowledge of its sentimental value.
'Her wedding dress was only a little cotton thing thing, a hundred quid at best in the shops. Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value.'
A spokesperson for the foundation said the items may have been taken by someone who entered the property soon after the singer's death aged 27 in July 2011.
'A lot of clothes and items were left and they were being catalogued when it was realised these two were missing. They were going to go to the foundation but somebody might be trying to sell them for their own profit,' the spokesperson revealed.
'The dress Amy wore on the cover of Back To Black sold for £40,000 last year and the money went to the foundation, and another dress sold for £30,000 so the wedding dress could have raised as much as £100,000. 'Both the stolen dresses are part of Amy’s story.'
Mitch Winehouse has reportedly been speaking with police officers following the discovery although no formal complaint has been made to the authorities.