Amy Winehouse‘s dress that she wore for the cover photo of “Back 2 Black” has made the foundation that her father founded $67,000 richer. The proceeds will benefit young people struggling with addiction. Winehouse’s dress was auctioned off by Kerry Taylor Auctions after the designer, Disaya, decided to donate it to benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The winning bidder for the polka dot chiffon frock dress was Foundation Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile who won the auction with a bid of £43,200 or $67,815 US dollars.
Mitch Winehouse said after the auction, “We are just over the moon and owe a great debt to the designer, Disaya, who donated the proceeds from the sale.”
The father of the late singer wants to use the donation to benefit children and young adults in Camden. He said, “We are particularly keen to make donations in Camden, a place very close to the family’s hearts as well as Amy’s home.”
Winehouse’s dress was auctioned alongside fabulous gowns worn by lovely women. An ivory lace gown worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1953’s Roman Holiday, the movie the actress won the Best Actress Oscar for, was purchased at auction for an astounding £70,000 or $109,926 USD. An assymetric gold Balenciaga sheath worn by Elizabeth Taylor, replica’s of Princess Diana’s and Sarah Ferguson’s wedding gowns, and two gowns by the late Alexander McQueen were up for auction.
According to Rolling Stone, when Mitch Winehouse saw his daughters dress it brought back bittersweet memories. He said, “As you can see she was very thin at that point…When you project forward to the Tony Bennett video, you can see how much better she was.”
The late singer will have a posthumous album hit stores on Decemeber 6th. The album titled, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will give £1 or $1.57 USD to the Amy Winehouse Foundation for every album sold. The album will feature Winehouse’s duet with Tony Bennett (Body and Soul) and will also include a previously unreleased cover of Ruby and the Romantics’ “Our Day Will Come” which Winehouse recorded in 2002.