Shalom Life | July 29, 2015

Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” Dress Sells for £43,200

Proceeds from the Disaya-designed dress were donated to The Amy Winehoouse Foundation.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: November 30th, 2011 in Culture » Music » News

Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” Dress Sells for £43,200
The dress that Amy Winehouse donned for the cover of her now iconic Back to Black album, has fetched £43,200 ($67,815 US) at auction. The polka dot chiffon frock created by Thai designer, Disaya, was sold to Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile. The designer donated the proceeds from the dress’s sale to The Amy Winehouse Foundation – a charity Mitch Winehouse founded to aid young people struggling with addiction.

"We are just over the moon and we owe a great debt to the designer, Disaya, who donated the proceeds from the sale,” Mitch Winehouse said after the auction.

Organized by Kerry Taylor Auctions, the auction included dresses worn by Elizabeth Taylor, and the ivory lace gown worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1953’s Roman Holiday. The Edith Head creation that Hepburn wore to accept her Best Actress Oscar for Holiday, fetched £70,000 ($109,926).

Winehouse’s first posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures will hit stores on December 5th in the U.K., and December 6th in the United States. For every album sold, £1 ($1.57 US) will be donated to The Amy Winehouse Foundation.

"We are particularly keen to make donations in Camden, a place very close to the family's hearts as Amy's home,” Mitch Winehouse stated.

The album features previously unreleased songs and demos, including Winehouse’s final studio recording, “Body and Soul”, her Tony Bennett duet.
WATCH: Every Time Jon Stewart Has Done, or Said, Something Jewish WATCH: Every Time Jon Stewart Has Done, or Said, Something Jewish TrendingThis Israeli City Is Not Having Any of Nicki Minaj’s Butt This Israeli City Is Not Having Any of Nicki Minaj’s Butt TrendingAdam Sandler Opens Up About His Connection to Israel Adam Sandler Opens Up About His Connection to Israel Trending
 

Israeli Startups Set New All-Time Record, Raise $1.12 Billion In Last Three Months

July 28, 2015 | By Einat Paz-Frankel, NoCamels
Israeli Startups Set New All-Time Record, Raise $1.12 Billion In Last Three Months

179 Israeli startup and high-tech companies exceed former record set in 2014

Read More

Teva to Buy Out Allergan in $40 Billion Deal

July 28, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
Teva to Buy Out Allergan in $40 Billion Deal

The pharmaceutical giant just made a deal with the Dublin-based company

Read More

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to make Historic Visit to Israel

July 28, 2015 | By JNS.org
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to make Historic Visit to Israel

Many are hailing the visit as a further illustration of the growing ties between the two countries

Read More

Obama Responds to Huckabee’s Holocaust Comparison

July 28, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
Obama Responds to Huckabee’s Holocaust Comparison

The "ridiculous" comments have now been addressed by the president himself

Read More

Over 10,000 Israelis Arrive to See Chris Brown

July 28, 2015 | By Amit Cotler
Over 10,000 Israelis Arrive to See Chris Brown

Brown puts on energetic show in Rishon LeZion

Read More

WATCH: Every Time Jon Stewart Has Done, or Said, Something Jewish

July 28, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
WATCH: Every Time Jon Stewart Has Done, or Said, Something Jewish

With the help of Senator Schumer, Stewart remembers his heritage in a hilarious way

Read More

This Israeli City Is Not Having Any of Nicki Minaj’s Butt

July 28, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
This Israeli City Is Not Having Any of Nicki Minaj’s Butt

Nahariya has just released a list of songs they're permanently banning, including Jason Derulo, Robin Thicke, and others

Read More

Between 800 to 900 People are Homeless in Israel

July 28, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Between 800 to 900 People are Homeless in Israel

Members of Knesset discuss solutions that could be implemented to help the homeless

Read More

More Headlines