Back to Block: Amy Winehouse Dress Auctioned for Over $70K
Nov 30, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
Even before her tragic death this summer, Amy Winehouse's 2006 studio album, Back to Black, stood as one of the greatest albums of the 21st century. Adding to the singer's -- and that album's -- legacy is the recent auction of the dress Winehouse wore on the cover, designed by Thailand-based designer, Disaya Sorakraikitikul. Originally estimated at somewhere between $16,300 and $32,600, the dress was acquired Tuesday in London by Chile's Fundacion Museo De La Moda for $70,400.
The sale benefits the Amy Winehouse Foundation, an organization the late singer's parents set up to help kids in need of assistance. "I can't put into words how grateful I am to Kerry [Taylor Auctions] and Disaya for their support and hard work," said Winehouse's father, Mitch. "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 other items auctioned off yesterday was a beaded fall 2007 Alexander McQueen evening gown -- sold for $127,000 -- and a replica of Princess Diana's wedding dress made by Elizabeth and David Emanuel for Madame Tussaud's, which sold for $78,300. [WWD]