Amy Winehouse’s family have been very keen to raise money for the foundation named after their daughter and on Wednesday a dress owned by the late singer was put up for auction and was purchased for a staggering £43,200.
The dress in question is a printed strapless chiffon, designed by Thailand based designer Disaya Sorakraikitkul and was featured on the cover of the Back to Black album from 2006. The dress has been acquired by a museum; the Fundacion Museo De La Moda in Chile, the money from the sale along with the funds raised from the Kerry Taylor Auctions will be donated to the charity which was set up by Amy’s family to help vulnerable people.
Speaking of the auction, Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse said “I can’t put into words, how grateful I am to Kerry and Disaya for the support and hard work. We are just over the moon and this is a wonderful start to the foundation. We are off to visit a homeless charity in Euston on Thursday and so the money will go to a good cause straight away.”
Other items sold at the auction included an Alexander McQueen beaded gown from his 2007 Autumn collection and was sold for £78,000. There was also a replica of Princess Diana’s famous wedding gown, created by Elizabeth and David Emanuel for Madame Tussauds and was purchased for £48,000.