ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: ItsNotYouItsMe "Grammys 2020" Salutes Amy Winehouse With A Museum Exhibit Highlighting Her Majesty's Incomparable Style

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ItsNotYouItsMe "Grammys 2020" Salutes Amy Winehouse With A Museum Exhibit Highlighting Her Majesty's Incomparable Style

ItsNotYouItsMe "Grammys 2020" salutes Amy Winehouse with a museum exhibit highlighting her majesty's incomparable style!

“Beyond Black — The Style of Amy Winehouse,” an exhibit focusing on the late singer’s iconic fashion, opens to the public at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum today, January 17th. Rolling Stone has an exclusive look at the exhibit, which features some of Winehouse’s most memorable outfits as well as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, journal entries, home videos and more.

The collection includes Winehouse’s 2007 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year (plus the Dolce & Gabbana dress she wore via satellite that evening), an assortment of dresses and other wardrobe items, selections from the singer’s personal record collection (including 7″ singles by Peter Tosh, Toots & The Maytals and Madness) and a vintage radio she purchased in England.

The exhibit also houses lyrics for songs both released (“Cherry”) and unreleased (“Dolly’s Diner”) as well as a self-portrait Winehouse drew.

On January 20th, the Grammy Museum will mark the opening of the exhibit with a members-only event featuring Winehouse’s stylist Naomi Parry and the singer’s close friend Catriona Gourla.

“Beyond Black — The Style of Amy Winehouse” will display at the Grammy Museum from January 17th to April 13th; the exhibit will then embark to museums in Chile, London, and Ireland before many of its items return stateside for a November 2021 auction held by Julien’s Auctions.

The auction will feature “hundreds of Amy Winehouse’s most iconic stage, photo-shoot, and performance-worn dresses, shoes, jewelry, and accessories,” including that aforementioned custom-made minidress from Winehouse’s final concert. All proceeds from the November 2021 auction will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, supporting disadvantaged young people.

“Amy Winehouse is one of the rare and remarkable music icons whose incredible power and soulful expression in every word and note she sang with her distinct voice remains unmatched by no other artist in music history,” Julien’s Auctions’ Martin Nolan said in a statement. “We celebrate her singular talent and iconoclastic style in this collection of her most personal artifacts and wardrobe worn in her career-defining moments.”

Amy’s Personal Record Collection
This is a selection of music from Amy’s personal collection. She adored the old school cool of Frank Sinatra and Dinah Washington, as well as, an upbeat and edgy hip-hop, R&B, rock, and ska.

“Cherry” Lyrics
Winehouse’s handwritten lyrics for the song off 2003’s Frank, a track that personifies her guitar

Grammy Awards
Winehouse’s 2007 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year

Floral Vintage Bandeau
Floral vintage bandeau by Karen Millen that Winehouse wore on her European tour in 2007

“Dolly’s Diner” Lyrics pt. 1
According to Winehouse’s father, Amy always dreamt of opening a diner and being a roller-skating waitress. This song is written in that perspective.

“Dolly’s Diner” Lyrics pt. 2
(unrecorded and unreleased)

Amy’s Best Belts
The gold woven belt Winehouse wore all the time – she wore it during the Grammys as well and wore a belt around most of her outfits.

Black Dolce & Gabanna GRAMMY Dress
Winehouse wore this while performing live via satellite from London at the 50th grammy awards in 2008. She won five awards that night including Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year. Her performance of “Rehab” was livestreamed into the Grammy telecast.

“Pretend To Forget” Lyrics
A song that was never recorded.

Blue Pattern Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
One of Winehouse’s favorite pieces.


Robert’s Revival Radio Purse
A good illustration of her of vintage shopping and old music. She was really into doo wop and Motown. She loved to vintage shop in Camden, where she lived, and this fed into her style.

Purple Checkered Dress by Fred Perry
The sweater dress has significance as Winehouse was a big fan of Fred Perry and would later collaborate on a line with him.

“Wasting My Breath” Lyrics
This song became known as “Beat The Point To Death,” an R&B number that shows her admiration for artists like Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. The song surfaced online in 2008, but was originally recorded in the mid-Nineties during one of her first experiences in a recording studio.

Hair Clips and Scarves
Hair clips and scarves that were used as hair wraps." -

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