The late Amy Winehouse is still making headlines. The dress the singer wore on the cover of her “Back to Black” album was auctioned off in London this week for more than $67,000, reports CBS News.
Winehouse’s dress, designed in 2006 by Thailand-based designer Disaya, was purchased by the Foundation Museo de la Moda in Chili. Disaya sold the white and red polka-dot chiffon dress to Kerry Taylor Auctions a few weeks ago. The dress went for well over the asking price, said a spokeswoman for the auction company.
According to CBS News, the dress’ designer donated the proceeds from the sale to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up by the singer’s family to help troubled young people struggling with ill health, poverty or addiction. Amy’s father Mitch — who was present at the auction — told CBS News the family was “just over the moon.” He also went on to say that this was a “wonderful start to the foundation.”
A dress once worn by Audrey Hepburn was also sold at the auction. Overall, the auction raised over $1 million, exceeding high estimates.
“This sale demonstrates that even in these difficult economic times, the appetite for haute couture is undiminished and we are already looking forward to our next auction in February,” said Kerry Taylor.Amy Winehouse, Amy Winehouse dress, Amy Winehouse Foundation, Back to Black, Kerry Taylor Auctions, Lindsay Lewis