Whitney Houston fans, now’s your chance to own a keepsake of the Newark-born singer’s life. Her estate is auctioning off some of her prime belongings, from her Emmy Award for “Saving All My Love For You” and MTV Video Music Award for “How Will I Know” to her personal script from the film Waiting to Exhale to a typed letter from Tony Bennett. Yes, there’s the glamorous memorabilia of a world famous superstar right alongside the far more mundane items of everyday life. They’re even selling Houston’s California driver’s license, Japanese work visa and a signed credit card (those last three we find a little creepy). You can see every item on offer online at Heritage Auctions, where bidding has started (the auction will be held June 24 and 25).
Fashion lovers, included in the 120-item auction are big name designer outfits worn by Whitney: there’s a Herve Leger dress, various Dolce & Gabbana pieces, including leopard print jeans and a fur coat, Christian Louboutin suede boots and even the Marc Bouwer designed wedding dress she wore when she married Bobby Brown in 1992 at her then-home in Mendham. NJ.com has the scoop on the glamorous white dress: “Marc Bouwer designed the four-piece high-necked gown with input from Houston and her stylist at the time, and it includes the matching beaded and sequined satin cloche hat and floor-length sheer white silk veil.” Even if you have no intention of bidding, the auction offers a peek into Whitney’s bold fashion looks, and a few memories of her most remarkable moments, onstage and off.