Winehouse dress fetches over $67,100 at auction

Winehouse dress fetches over $67,100 at auction

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The 'Disaya' printed chiffon dress worn by late British musician Amy Winehouse on the cover of her 'Back to Black' album, goes on display at La Galleria, London, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. The 'Passion for Fashion' auction will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The dress, created for Amy in 2006, is estimated to go on sale for upward of �10,000, euro 11,649, $15,556. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

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Posted on November 29, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 29 at 6:28 PM

LONDON (AP) -- The dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the cover of the late singer's Grammy-winning "Back to Black" album has sold for over 43,000 pounds ($67,120) at auction.

Kerry Taylor Auctions says the polka-dot chiffon dress, designed in 2006, was purchased by Musea de la Moda -- a fashion museum in Santiago, Chile -- for 43,200 pounds.

It said the dress's designer, Disaya, agreed to donate proceeds from the sale to a foundation set up in Winehouse's name.

Winehouse's father, Mitch, attended the auction and called the donation a "wonderful start to the foundation," which was set up to help vulnerable youth following Winehouse's death in July.

A British coroner ruled the singer, known for her beehive hairdos, drank herself to death.
 

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