Lupita Nyong'o's $150K Oscar Gown Stolen From Hotel Room Has Been Returned

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS/FOX 11) - Detectives were investigating the theft of a $150,000 gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Academy Awards, authorities said Thursday.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sheriff's official says deputies have recovered a dress that strongly resembles the custom dress taken from Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week.

Los Angeles sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the dress found Friday afternoon at a West Hollywood hotel "greatly resembles" the pearl-adorned Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress Nyong'o wore to Sunday's Academy Awards. She says detectives are attempting to verify the recovered dress is the same one Nyong'o wore.

The dress was reported stolen by one of Nyong'o's representatives late Wednesday. Authorities placed its value at $150,000, although experts say it could have fetched more on the black market.

The recovery of the dress was first reported by celebrity website, which wrote in a post that a person claiming to have taken the gown gave them information about where to find the dress.

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Investigators were notified of the theft of the pearl-adorned dress about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nicole Nishida of the Sheriff's Information Bureau said.

"It has been confirmed that it is the dress that was worn by Lupita Nyong'o,'' Nishida said.

The dress was taken from a room at the London West Hollywood hotel at 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. according to the sheriff's department.

According to TMZ, the dress was a white Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein gown decorated with 6,000 pearls.

Anyone knowing more about the crime was urged to call the sheriff's West Hollywood Station, (310) 855-8850; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

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