Monday, March 2, 2015

Winehouse dress sells for $67K

On Tuesday, Amy Winehouse's dress sold at an auction for $67,120 USD, a whopping four times its asking price.

Winehouse dress sells for $67K

She wore it on the cover of her second and final album, Back to Black.

On Tuesday, Amy Winehouse's dress sold at a London auction for 43,200 pounds (or $67,120 USD)- a whopping four times its asking price according to Kerry Taylor Auctions. The red-and-white, polka-dot, chiffon number, a creation by designer Disaya, was purchased by the Musea de la Moda, a fashion museum based in Santiago, Chile.


Left, Amy on the cover of "Back to Black." Right, Mitch Winehouse and Disaya stand by the dress at the auction site. (AP Photo)

Disaya said she would donate proceeds from the auction sale to a foundation started by Mitch Winehouse, father of the late singer, who was also in attendance. The foundation was started after the death of his daughter this summer, and it looks to help youth in peril.

A message from Mitch Winehouse on the foundation website reads, “The Amy Winehouse Foundation has been set up in Amy's memory to support charitable activities in both the UK and abroad that provide help, support or care for young people, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, ļ¬nancial disadvantage or addiction.”

Winehouse passed away from alcohol-related causes in July at the age of 27.

Visit the foundation site, here.

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