Amy Winehouse dress auctioned for £43,200
Since her tragic death, Amy Winehouse's family have been keen to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Yesterday a dress owned by the late singer went up for auction, fetching £43,200 under the hammer. The printed chiffon strapless dress which was designed by Thailand-based designer Disaya Sorakraikitikul, featured on the cover of Amy's ground-breaking 2006 album "Back to Black". The dress was acquired by a museum, the Fundacion Museo De La Moda in Chile, with the funds raised from Kerry Taylor Auctions to be donated to the cause set up by Amy's family to help vulnerable people.
"I can't put into words how grateful I am to Kerry and Disaya for their support and hard work," said Mitch Winehouse, Winehouse's father "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 tomorrow and so the money will go to a good cause straight away."
Among the other pieces sold at the auction was an Alexander McQueen beaded gown from the late designer's 2007 Autumn collection, which sold for £78,000. As well as a replica of Princess Diana's wedding gown created by Elizabeth and David Emanuel for Madame Tussauds, was bought for £48,000 pounds.