Whitney Houston’s personal items up for auction
Over 100 of Whitney Houston’s personal items have been put up for sale.
The late singer’s estate has listed a number of her belongings with Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, including her wedding dress, stage costumes and numerous awards including Billboard, Emmys, MTV VMA and People’s Choice.
Pat Houston, Whitney’s manager, president of the Whitney Houston Estate and her sister-in-law said: "We felt that it was time to give something of Whitney to the people who loved her and her music and, conversely, who Whitney loved back with all of her heart and soul."
The wedding dress worn by the superstar – who drowned in a bath in February 2012 on the eve of the Grammy Awards ceremony at the age of 48 – when she married Bobby Brown in 1992 is listed with an opening bid of $3,500.
According to the description: "This stunning gown and veil were custom designed by Whitney and Marc Bouwer along with her stylist at the time, Diane Johnson. Whitney wanted a fitted gown, but one that was not revealing, with a non-traditional veil. There were over 800 guests in attendance as her father John Houston walked her down the aisle on the grounds of her estate in Mendham, New Jersey.
"The bottom of the gown has some marks and scuffs which are consistent with it coming into contact with the floor while being worn. There is a small hole to the veil. Otherwise the ensemble appears to be in Excellent condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Estate of Whitney E. Houston."
Whitney’s passport from 1985-1994, which she used during her first international tour, has also been included and all items will be on display at Heritage Auctions gallery in New York City from June 13 to 17, ahead of the auction in Beverly Hills on June 22 and 23.