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Friday, February 27, 2015

Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 pearl dress is missing?

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars wearing a dress made of pearls at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of the $150,000 custom Calvin Klein dress worn by Nyong'o at the 2015 Academy Awards. The dress was reported stolen from Nyong'o's West Hollywood hotel room late on Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP / Invision 

The $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by 31-year-oldLupita Nyong'o at the just concluded Academy Awards has been stolen and the Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating. The dress was a white Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein gown decorated with 6,000 pearls.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives received a call about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday that a dress estimated to be worth $150,000 was stolen from a room at the London West Hollywood hotel, said Lt. William Nash of the sheriff’s West Hollywood station.

Detectives were at the hotel Thursday morning investigating the theft, Nash said. He said the value of the dress is part of the investigation and no arrests have been made.Nyong'o was present when deputies took the report, but she wasn't in her room when the elaborate gown was taken. Detectives were reviewing security camera footage.

Lupita Nyong'o,Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 pearl dress is missing?

Before the awards ceremony, Nyong'o 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."

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