Lupita Nyong’o gown stolen
LOS ANGELES - The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to this year’s Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff’s officials said on Thursday.
Deputies responded to a West Hollywood hotel late Wednesday after the custom Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress was reported missing from the actress’s hotel room, sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Bowman said.
Bowman said Nyong’o was present when deputies took the report, but she wasn’t in her room when the elaborate gown was taken.
The custom ivory dress designed by Costa included 6,000 pearls of various sizes.
Representatives for the actress reported the theft. Detectives suspect the garment was stolen sometime between 8 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, sheriff’s Lieutenant William Nash said.
Detectives were at the hotel on Thursday looking for clues, including whether surveillance footage would reveal what happened to the gown. The Kenyan actress won an Oscar in 2014 for her role in “Twelve Years a Slave’’ and was a presenter at Sunday’s ceremony.
Her publicists said Thursday they would not comment on the theft.
Nyong’o, 31, has become a darling of Hollywood’s red carpets over the past two years, with commenters and fans praising her fashion choices.