Keep your eyes peeled for a thief dressed in a cocktail frock: Amy Winehouse’s wedding dress has been stolen. The late singer wore a white anchor-pattern cotton dress to marry Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami in 2006 and stored it in her home in Camden, North London, ever since. But her father, Mitch, has revealed that the iconic outfit has recently been swiped.
'Her wedding dress was only a little cotton thing, a hundred quid at best in the shops,' explains Mitch. 'Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value.' The newsprint cocktail dress that Amy wore on Jools Holland’s BBC music show Later has also been stolen, but other items - including Dolce & Gabbana dresses - were puzzlingly ignored.
'It’s a blow,' Mitch tells The Sun. 'It’s sickening that someone would steal something in the knowledge of its sentimental value.' Together, the dresses are worth £130,000 and were set aside for an auction in New York due to take place later this year.
Amy memorabilia will be auctioned to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity set up in her name after she died in July 2011 aged 27. Funds raised go to children’s hospices and funds drug counsellors to help addicts battle the demons Amy had to confront. No doubt all those Fred Perry shirts will fetch a few bob.