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Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars 2015 Dress Stolen from Hotel Room: Find Out What Happened to the $150K Pearl Gown

Lupita Nyong'o Oscar Dress Stolen
Lupita Nyong'o's pearl-embellished Calvin Klein gown for the Oscars 2015 was stolen from her hotel room.

Couture swiping spree!  

Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars 2015 Calvin Klein gown was stolen right out of her hotel room, a source confirms to Us Weekly. (TMZ was first to report the news.) The custom halter dress with an open back design was created by Francisco Costa and featured 6,000 white pearls, and is valued at $150,000.

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"I can confirm a dress was stolen from the London Hotel that belonged to the actress Lupita Nyong'o," a spokesperson from the L.A. sheriff's department tells Us. "We believe it was taken sometime during the day yesterday (2/25). We are looking at every scenario; when the cleaners go to clean the rooms they do it with the door open so that's a possibility." The spokesperson added, "Currently we are still investigating, detectives are interviewing and looking for witnesses."

The elegant number landed the star on Us Weekly's Best Dressed list. A Calvin Klein devotee, Nyong'o also sported a rose gold beaded strapless dress from the brand for the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty.  

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According to TMZ, the 12 Years a Slave actress, 31, told police the theft occurred between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, while she was gone from her room. The website reports police are analyzing security camera footage to find the guilty party behind the heist.

The hotel also confirms the unfortunate incident. "This is a terribly unfortunate situation, and we are working with law enforcement on their investigation."


Nyong'o was excited to present the Best Supporting Actor award, which was won by J.K. Simmons for Whiplash. “The pressures off you know," Nyong'o said. "I can just dress up and enjoy the show.” 

Calvin Klein had no comment on the incident. 

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