Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Amy Winehouse Waistcoat Worn at BRITs to be Auctioned at New York Gala

The waistcoat with an image of Amy Winehouse on the back, which was worn by Mitch Winehouse to the BRIT Awards last month, will be auctioned in New York on Thursday 21st March 2013 at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala.
The waistcoat will be signed by a number of celebrities including Tony Bennett, who’s receiving a lifetime achievement award, and Jennifer Hudson who is performing at the Gala.

The waistcoat was designed and created by British celebrity tailor Stephen Williams of tailoring house Bespoke HQ, who also made the suit Mitch wore to the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball held in London last November.
Stephen has dressed and created suits for the likes of David Beckham, Stephen Dorff, Jermaine Jackson, and Jacobi Calthorpe, and he previously worked for Giorgio Armani before working as a tailor at William Hunt on Savile Row.

“The uniqueness and extra detail we have put into the garment celebrates the impact Amy had on the music industry and comes after great feedback from the press and Amy’s fans when Mitch wore it,” Stephen said.
Mitch said he wore the beautiful suit which Stephen created to the BRIT Awards when Amy was nominated for a posthumous award and everyone loved it with pride.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation are raising money for various charities in the USA, including the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) to assist in supporting after school music programs for children in those districts still struggling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
The foundation hope the Inspiration Awards and Gala will become an annual event to raise awareness and resources for the Amy Winehouse Foundation in the US. All monies raised in the US, including from this event will go to US programs.

The function will take at the famous Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will honour Tony Bennett, NAS, SaLaAM ReMi and Elhadj “Moe” Kane.

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