The dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the front of her Back To Black album has raised £36,000 at auction for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The polka dot chiffon dress was bought by a South American fashion museum, with proceeds going to the foundation set up by Amy’s family in her memory.
Her father Mitch was at the auction in central London to see the dress fetch £43,200 (including auctioneer fees) after the winning bid was made by the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile. He said:
“We are just over the moon and we owe a great debt to the designer, Disaya, who donated the proceeds from the sale. We are very proud to be helping these deserving causes and have been overwhelmed by the support the foundation has received. We are willing to consider a wide range of projects, as there are so many great organisations out there working with young people in need. We are researching and meeting with different groups who offer support in the areas we wish to fund. We are particularly keen to make donations in Camden, a place very close to the family’s hearts as Amy’s home.”
Watch the video of Mitch at the auction and see the auction as it happened: