Amy Winehouse's Back to Black dress to be auctioned

by Jenna Gregory

Amy Winehouse Back To Black Island Records Ltd

The dress Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of her Back to Black album is being auctioned off for charity - and is expected to raise a whopping twenty thousand pounds.

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The cream and red printed chiffon dress, worn by Amy on the Back to Black album cover, is expected to secure a high bid when it goes under the hammer at La Galleria in London for the 'Passion for Fashion' event on November 29.

The dress was donated for auction by Thai designer, Disaya Sorakraikitikul, who lent the garment to Winehouse to pose in for the cover of her 2006 album.

Kerry Taylor, the auctioneer responsible for the sale of 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.'

All money raised will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by her family after Amy's death to help others struggling with addiction issues. To increase funds for Amy's charity her new album Lioness: Hidden Treasures will also be on sale 5 December.

Also going under the hammer at the 'Passion For Fashion' auction is the dress worn by Audrey Hepburn when she collected her Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954, as well as two gowns worn by Elizabeth Taylor.

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