The printed chiffon dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the cover of her Back to Black album has sold at auction for a cool $67,000.
The dress, created in 2006 by Thailand-based designer Disaya and loaned to Winehouse for the Back to Black cover shoot, was snapped up by Musea de la Moda, a fashion museum based in Santiago, Chile. The proceeds from the sale will go to a foundation set up in Winehouse’s name, while the dress looks set to become an iconic piece of rock and pop legend.
The sale was watched by Mitch Winehouse (pictured above), father of the late singer musician Amy Winehouse. He seemed thrilled with the final sum raised by the auction:
“We are just over the moon and we owe a great debt to the designer, Disaya, who donated the proceeds from the sale.”
The Winehouse Foundation, set up to help vulnerable young people, has already made three separate donations of £10,000 ($17,000) to various children’s charities. A hospice and a project that assists ill babies are amongst those who have received donations.
At the same auction, organised by Kerry Taylor Auctions, dresses worn by Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor were sold.
Here’s the dress on the lady herself: