Amy Winehouse dress sells for over £40,000

Wednesday November 30, 2011

The dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the front of her Back To Black album has sold for more than £40,000 at auction.

The polka dot chiffon outfit was bought by a South American fashion museum, with proceeds going to the foundation set up by the late singer's family in her memory.

Her father Mitch was at the auction in central London to see the dress fetch £43,200 after the winning bid was made by the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile.

"We are just over the moon and we owe a great debt to the designer, Disaya, who donated the proceeds from the sale", he said.

The foundation has already made three donations - each of £10,000 - to separate children's charities including a hospice and a project that helps seriously ill babies.

A new album of unreleased tracks, called Lioness: Hidden Treasures, is released on Monday with £1 from each album sold going to the foundation.

photo:© Rex

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