Whitney Houston items sell at auction
A BUSTIER worn by Whitney Houston has fetched $18,750 at auction in Los Angeles.
The item was among 13 pieces from the collection of the late 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' hitmaker - who died at the age of 48 in February - which sold for a total of $80,187 at the Hollywood Legends series on Saturday (31.03.12).
A grey velvet gown worn by Whitney at a pre-Grammy part in 1996 went for $11,250 and pearl drop earrings she adorned on the set of 'The Bodyguard' sold for $2,812.
Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said people who purchased the goods wanted to have a connection to her.
He said: ''What we have now is all we're going to have from Whitney Houston. That makes her memorabilia sought after by high end collectors and fans.''
More items belonging to Whitney will be auctioned in June.
Whitney's mother Cissy Houston recently revealed she had not fully accepted her daughter's tragic death in a bath tub at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
She said: ''I have my moments ... I'm not there yet. I am a true believer in God. If I could bring her back I would, but that's not possible.''