Amy Winehouse's 'Black to Black' Dress Sells for $68,000
The printed chiffon dress, which went to Chile's Museo de la Moda, exceeded pre-sale estimates.
A dress worn by the late singer Amy Winehouse for the cover of her Back to Black album was sold for $68,000 (or 43,200 pounds) at an auction, Reuters reports.
The printed chiffon dress was actually sold for 36,000 pounds, minus the buyer's premium -- but the price was still well above the pre-sale estimates of 10,000 to 20,000 pounds, said a spokesperson for Kerry Taylor Auctions. Santiago, Chile's Museo de la Moda was the winner of the auction.
Proceeds from the Disaya dress will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity organization that was set up by her father Mitch to help young people struggling with their health, addiction and poverty.
Winehouse died earlier this summer at the age of 27 in London. She had a history of alcohol and drug problems; at the time of her death, Winehouse had high levels of alcohol in her blood.
Other items sold at the auction included an Edith Head-designed ivory gown, a version of which Audrey Hepburn wore in Roman Holiday. The dress sold for 70,000 pounds.