Winehouse dress fetches over $67,100 at auction
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
LONDON (AP) — The dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the cover of the late singer’s Grammy-winning “Back to Black” album has sold for over $67,120 at auction.
Kerry Taylor Auctions says the polka-dot chiffon dress, designed in 2006, was purchased by Musea de la Moda — a fashion museum in Santiago, Chile — for 43,200 pounds.
It said the dress’s designer, Disaya, agreed to donate proceeds from the sale to a foundation set up in Winehouse’s name.
Winehouse’s father, Mitch, attended the auction and called the donation a “wonderful start to the foundation,” which was set up to help vulnerable youth following Winehouse’s death in July.
A British coroner ruled the singer, known for her beehive hairdos, drank herself to death.
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