Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ dress on auction

November 10th, 2011 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS  

Amy Winehouse London, Nov 10 (IANS) Singer Amy Winehouse’s dress from the cover of her “Back to Black” album is expected to raise between 10,000 pounds and 20,000 pounds through a charity auction at the end of this month.

Thai designer Disaya lent the late singer the chiffon-print frock when Winehouse’s stylist Louise Winwood was looking for an outfit for her to wear in photographs for the artwork of the 2006 record, reports

Following the photo shoot, the dress was returned to the designer and stored. But it will now be sold in London at Kerry Taylor Auctions’ “Passion for Fashion” auction Nov 29.

The proceeds from the auction will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Auctioneer Kerry Taylor said: “Over the years I have sold many highly valuable couture pieces related to celebrities and style icons, including the Duchess of Windsor, Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana. 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 - a sound that resonates with an entire generation and always will.”

“I am pleased to help raise funds for her charity and encourage fans, the music industry and museums the world over to bid with us on November 29th.”

Other outfits to be sold at the auction include two gowns that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor and the dress worn by Audrey Hepburn when she collected her Oscar for “Roman Holiday” in 1954.

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