Amy Winehouse's Back to Black dress sold for £43,200
- 30 November 2011
- From the section London
A polka dot chiffon dress worn by singer Amy Winehouse on the cover of her hit album Back to Black has been sold for £43,200 at an auction.
The north London singer's dress was bought by the Museo de la Moda, a fashion museum in Santiago, Chile.
Winehouse's father Mitch said he was "over the moon" that the designer, Disaya, donated the proceeds to a foundation set up in her memory.
The 27-year-old singer was found dead at her flat in Camden in July.
Mitch Winehouse was present at the sale in central London which was organised by Kerry Taylor Auctions.
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."
A new album of the singer's unreleased tracks, titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will be released on Monday with £1 from each album sold going to the foundation, which has donated £30,000 to three children's charities.
"We are particularly keen to make donations in Camden, a place very close to the family's hearts as Amy's home", Mr Winehouse said.
Dresses worn by Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn were also on sale.
An ivory lace dress worn by Hepburn in the 1953 film Roman Holiday, for which she won an Oscar, sold for £84,000.
It had been expected to fetch between £40,000 and £60,000 but failed to reach its reserve price during the auction.
Kerry Taylor Auctions said it was only after the sale had finished that a private buyer came forward.