George Clooney woos Amy Winehouse with £500,000 to play at Costume Institute Gala Ball
Is Amy Winehouse considering performing at this year's Costume Institute Gala Ball? After reportedly being offered £500,000 to play at the MET in New York, she'd be silly if she wasn't.
The word on the street is that George Clooney and Julia Roberts, co-chairs of the event, have been bombarding Winehouse with requests to play, with no monetary offer too high. Although a spokesperson for the MET denies she was offered a payment:
"Amy Winehouse is one of a number of artists who have been considered for the entertainment portion for the Costume Institute gala. It's incorrect that she was offered payment. It's a benefit, so no one is being paid," they said.
As we mentioned last October, this year's Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, is headed up by Giorgio Armani. The annual event is due to take place on 5th May, featuring costumes from the movies and designers.
After winning over much of the fash pack lately, including Karl Lagerfeld, Winehouse recently performed at the new Fendi store opening in Paris. This latest offer only further confirms the industry's fascination with the beehived one, but will it be enough to tempt her stateside?
Click here to watch a recent video by Suzy Menkes on how Amy Winehouse is influencing fashion.