Amy Winehouse's dress fetches £40,000
Late singer Amy Winehouse's polka dot dress from the cover of her "Back to Black" album has fetched over 40,000 pounds at an auction.fashion and trends Updated: Dec 01, 2011 14:03 IST
Late singer Amy Winehouse's polka dot dress from the cover of her Back to Black album has fetched over 40,000 pounds at an auction.
The chiffon dress, by Thai designer Disaya, was taken by a south American fashion museum and the proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up by her father Mitch in her memory, reports contactmusic.com.
It was expected to raise between 10,000 pounds and 20,000 pounds, but ended up fetching much more. Winehouse died in July following a lengthy battle with alochol and drugs.
Her father Mitch, who set up a foundation in her name, was at the auction to witness the winning bid come in from Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile.
"We are just over the moon and we owe a great debt to the designer, Disaya, who donated the proceeds from the sale," he said.
"We are very proud to be helping these deserving causes and have been overwhelmed by the support the foundation has received. We are willing to consider a wide range of projects, as there are so many great organisations out there working with young people in need," added Mitch.
Other items that were sold at the auction were dresses worn by Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor.