WHO will own the “Disaya” dress Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of her multi-platinum-selling “Back to Black” album?
Reported by the Herald Sun, the Disaya dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the cover of her multi-platinum Back To Black album is up for sale alongside clothes worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana.
The late singer’s Disaya dress will be sold off this evening as part the Passion for Fashion auction in London, which opened for viewings yesterday.
Profits from the sale of the cream and red polka dot Disaya dress will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up in the singer’s memory.
Many of the designers approached back in 2006 were reluctant to lend the then relatively-unknown singer a dress for the album cover, but Thai-based designer Disaya decided to help as she was launching her label in the UK. The ‘Back To Black’ album went on to sell more than 3.2 million copies.
Other items going under the hammer at the auction include an ivory lace gown worn by Audrey Hepburn; duplicate bridal shoes worn by Princess Diana and a gold couture gown worn by Elizabeth Taylor.
Miss Winehouse’s father Mitch said he was proud too see his daughter’s dress up for sale alongside outfits worn by the other famous women.
“All these dresses are here for some of the most beautiful women of the 20th and 21st Century.
So it’s a testimony to them as well for, you know, the enduring love for Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana and for Amy.
So it’s an honour to be here amongst those dresses,” he told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Miss Winehouse, who battled addiction to drugs, died at her home in Camden, North London in July aged 27. A coroner ruled that her sudden and tragic death was caused by alcohol poisoning.
The Disaya cream and red polka dot dress will be auctioned on Tuesday Nov 29 2011 at Kerry Taylor’s “Passion for Fashion” auction in London. The dress could raise up to $20,000 for The Amy Winehouse Foundation.