$150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars reported stolen
Hype Life Magazine understands that a $150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood.
The dress, studded with 6,000 natural white pearls, was taken from the London Hotel in West Hollywood when Nyong’o was out of the room.
The Kenyan won best supporting actress last year for Twelve Years a Slave and was a presenter at Sunday’s ceremony.
People magazine named her the most beautiful person of 2014.
Sheriff’s Lt William Nash said the dress appeared to be stolen on Wednesday evening and officers were checking CCTV footage.
Nyong’o won an Oscar in 2014 for her role in “Twelve Years a Slave” and was a presenter at Sunday’s ceremony.
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.
She accessorized the dress with Chopard diamond drop earrings and three Chopard diamond rings.
Before the awards ceremony, she told The Associated Press on the red carpet,
“I’m just wearing my diamonds and pearls. My homage to Prince,” referring to a popular song by the musician.
Nyong’o told a reporter for Yahoo Style that she was involved in the design of the dress.
“We talked about it being fluid and liquid,” she told the site. “I wanted it to be an homage to the sea.”
No arrests have been made.
Calvin Klein has not commented.