Actress' $150K Oscar Dress Is Stolen

Lupita Nyong'o wore it to the Academy Awards ceremony
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 26, 2015 4:07 PM CST
Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars wearing her dress adorned with pearls.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to this year's Academy Awards has been stolen. Deputies responded to a West Hollywood hotel late yesterday after the custom Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress was reported missing from the actress's hotel room, said sheriff's Sgt. Richard Bowman. Representatives for the actress reported the theft, and detectives suspect the garment was stolen sometime between 8 and 9pm yesterday.

Detectives were at the hotel today looking for clues, including whether surveillance footage would reveal what happened to the gown. Nyong'o won an Oscar in 2014 for her role in Twelve Years a Slave and was a presenter at Sunday's ceremony. Her publicists said today they would not comment on the theft. Nyong'o, 31, has become a darling of Hollywood's red carpets in the past two years, with commenters and fans praising her fashion choices.

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