The polka dot dress that the late Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of her classic ‘Back to Black’ album has reportedly been sold at an auction for over $67,000. According to Kerry Taylor Auctions in London, a Chilean fashion museum â the Fundacion Museo de la Moda â bought the red polka-dot chiffon dress at the November 29th auction in London.
The auctioneer, Kerry Taylor also spoke candidly about dress. “In my opinion, what makes this particular dress so special, is that it is an emblematic reminder of the magic voice and sublime talent of Amy Winehouse â a sound that resonates with an entire generation always will,” he said.
Amy’s father, Mitch, was also present at the auction, and spoke with CBS News about how it will help benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The dress’ designer, Disaya, had agreed to donate proceeds from the sale to the organization. “We are just over the moon and this is a wonderful start to the foundation,” he exclaimed.
Amy was found dead at the age of 27 on July 23, 2011 in her London home. The British coroner has ruled her death to be of an accidental alcohol poisoning.