Whitney Houston's wedding dress from Bobby Brown marriage up for auction sale

13 March 2020, 14:04

Whitney Houston's wedding dress from Bobby Brown marriage up for auction sale
Whitney Houston's wedding dress from Bobby Brown marriage up for auction sale. Picture: Getty • Heritage Auctions

By Rory O'Connor

Whitney Houston's wedding dress from her marriage to Bobby Brown is now up for sale at auction.

The late singer married Bobby on July 18, 1992 in front of 800 well-wishers, before divorcing in 2007.

Whitney was 29 at the time of her wedding to a then 23-year-old Bobby.

Whitney's father John Houston walked her down the aisle on the grounds of her estate in Mendham, New Jersey.

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Her bespoke wedding dress was created by New York-based designer, Marc Bouwer, along with her stylist at the time, Diane Johnson.

Whitney Houston's wedding dress from Bobby Brown marriage up for auction sale
Whitney Houston's wedding dress from Bobby Brown marriage up for auction sale. Picture: Heritage Auctions

Whitney's outfit came with a floor-length silk veil and also had a matching bead and sequin cloche hat, reportedly costing £31,000 ($40,000).

It was said that "Whitney wanted a fitted gown, but one that was not revealing, with a non-traditional veil".

American auction house Heritage Auctions has now listed the item for sale with an opening bid of £2,731 ($3,500).

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A description for the dress reads: "The bottom of the gown has some marks and scuffs which are consistent with it coming into contact with the floor while being worn.

The certificate of authenticity for Whitney Houston's wedding dress
The certificate of authenticity for Whitney Houston's wedding dress. Picture: Heritage Auctions

"There is a small hole to the veil. Otherwise the ensemble appears to be in excellent condition."

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Whitney passed away in February 2012 at the age of 48, with her estate now listing several other items of Whitney's on the auction site, including dresses and stage outfits.

The auction for the wedding gown is due to end at the beginning of April.

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