Amy Winehouse wears one of the Naomi Parry-designed dresses at her last performance before her death.
We can hardly believe it’s been nearly a year since the tragic passing of Amy Winehouse. The British soul singer passed away last July, and the music world is still reeling from the loss. Over the weekend, The New York Times Magazine published a story that gave us that heart-tugging what-could-have-been feeling, publishing a gallery of the dresses Winehouse’s stylist, Naomi Parry, designed for her last tour, which was cancelled after just one date, a month before the singer’s death. The tour was tropical themed, and the dresses follow suit with prints that make us yearn for a sun hat and a vacation. In the accompanying text, Parry speaks about Amy’s desire for simplicity while performing, and about how the singer never wore black, because she thought it made her look “a bit like a witch.”
The dresses are identical in cut-short and tight, with fold-over sweetheart necklines and halter straps. We can see them now with Amy’s signature crumpled ballet flats and her beehive. With prints of everything from pink flamingos and pineapples to snakeskin and chains, the dresses are each as unique as they are cut the same, and we would have loved to see Winehouse in them.