November 30th, 2011
06:33 PM ET
It’s only been four months since Amy Winehouse passed away, but the late singer’s duds are already being auctioned for impressive sums. A fashion museum in South America has shelled out big bucks for one of Winehouse’s dresses, reports the New York Daily News.
On Tuesday, the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile, reportedly paid $67,120 for the dress Amy wore on the cover of her 2006 Grammy-winning album "Back to Black."
The frock was created by fashion label Disaya, which loaned the U.K. size 8 dress out for Winehouse’s album cover shoot. Disaya has agreed to donate the sale proceeds to The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
“In light of Amy’s untimely death Disaya has decided that rather than keep the dress stored away, it should be sold and the money raised used by the Amy Winehouse Foundation to benefit young people in need in the U.K. and overseas,” reads the foundation’s website.
Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse supports the sale, calling the donation a "wonderful start."
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was established following the singer’s July death and is designed to “provide help, support or care” to young people "who are suffering from economic disadvantage, who are ill, who are suffering with drug abuse; children and young adults who need help desperately," as Mitch Winehouse has told CNN.
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