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Last week of "Amy Winehouse: Beyond the Stage" at Design Museum London

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Just seven days left to discover the story of Amy’s early career through her teenage notebooks, candid pictures, and early recordings. Get ready to explore the creative process behind her incredibly confessional music and deeply personal songs. Click here for a short video preview.

Amy's most iconic dresses have their own special space within the exhibition
A special selection of outfits featuring the sunflower yellow Preen dress Amy wore at the Brit Awards 2007 held at London's Earls Court, the red tulip-skirted dress from her live Brit Awards performance, and the pastel dress from the Mercury Prize Awards ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.

The Design Museum exhibition pays tribute to a wealth of eclectic influences including jazz, rock, hip-hop, Motown, R&B, Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mark Ronson, Erykah Badu, Camden, and '60s pop.

“If I haven’t done it, I just can’t put it into a song. It has to be autobiographical. It’s an exorcism. I get all my stuff out there. If I didn’t have this medium to get my experiences across, I would be lost.” (Amy Winehouse)

Visitors can peruse a fabulous collection of outfits she wore during her iconic performances and personal items that have never been on display, such as handwritten lyrics from Frank and Back to Black or her blue Daphne Fender Stratocaster guitar.

Besides honouring one of the world’s greatest musicians’ life, creativity, and unmistakably distinctive voice, the “Amy Winehouse: Beyond the Stage” show also sheds light on Amy - the cultural icon.

Get to know more about the inspiration and the evolution of her instantly recognisable image, the signature black winged eyeliner, towering beehive, and retro mini dresses.

Amy's handbags and eyeliner.
Moschino designed this custom-made heart-shaped purse especially for Amy. She carried it to the 2007 BRIT Awards, matching it with the yellow Preen dress pictured in the first photo on this page.

As you walk from one beautifully curated space to another, you'll find yourself completely immersed in Amy's world, surrounded by her Grammy awards, her lyrics, her songs, and live performances. It's a sublime experience that adds so many profound layers to our perception of such an immense talent and wonderful human being we all lost too soon.

Red polka dot dress that belonged to Amy Winehouse
More wardrobe gems Amy worn during her most career-defining moments, including a red polka dot dress from the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Once again, we are reminded of how fragile life is, and, at the same time, how childhood dreams can become reality as long as you have the drive, the passion, and the perseverance to fight for them.

Unique photos of Amy Winehouse displayed on a special wall inside the exhibition space.
Snaps of intimate, behind-the-scenes moments have their own special wall within the exhibition.

To accompany the exhibition Amy: Beyond the Stage, the Design Museum transformed its high street shop into a celebratory space that’s all about Amy.

Fans can purchase music created by the artists who influenced Amy and by the makers who had Amy as their muse. Her style and music were shaped into a rich spectrum of products, images, exclusive Amy lyrics posters, and prints that reflect her singular talent, character, and glow.

📍 Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG

🎫 Celebrate Amy's legacy and book your tickets here. 📆 Until Sun, Apr 10, 2022 ⏰ Opening times: 10.00 – 18.00 (Sunday - Thursday); 10.00 to 21.00 (Friday - Saturday)

*All photos were taken by Ina/WithinLondon unless stated otherwise.


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