Proceeds will go to charitable foundation set up in late singer's name
The dress Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of ‘Back To Black’ is to be auctioned for charity.
The printed chiffon dress is expected to raise up to £20,000 for the Amy Winehouse Foundation when it goes under the hammer at La Galleria in London on November 29.
The dress was donated for auction by its designer, Disaya Sorakraikitikul, who lent the garment for Winehouse to pose in for the cover of her 2006 LP.
Kerry Taylor, the auctioneer who will sell the dress, said: “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.”
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was established by the singer’s parents in July, although it experienced a setback when a man obtained the web domain Amywinehousefoundation.com and refused to give it up.
Last week, two unreleased tracks from the late singer’s forthcoming posthumous album, ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, surfaced online.
Both the previously unreleased track ‘Like Smoke’, which is a collaboration with rapper Nas, and her cover of the Ruby & The Romantics‘ single ‘Our Day Will Come’ are now online. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen to both tracks, and you can also read an in depth preview of the album, which has been written by NME’s Dan Martin, by visiting NME.COM/blogs.