Lupita Nyong’o’s pearl dress that she wore to the Oscars was returned to the scene of the crime two days after it was stolen from her hotel room in West Hollywood, police say.
The Calvin Klein Collection gown was reportedly composed of 6,000 pearls, and valued at $150,000.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, “A West Hollywood Sheriff Department spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that a dress has been recovered but couldn’t confirm it was Nyong’o’s. Police are still working to verify it’s the actual dress that went missing. ‘Detectives will work with the owners of the dress, to confirm if that is the dress. At this time no one has been arrested and the investigation is still ongoing,’ the Sheriff Department said in a release.”
TMZ says the thief returned the dress, claiming that it was “a worthless fake.” He says he returned the gown in a trash bag to prove that “Hollywood’s fake b——-.”
Nyong’o, 31, won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year for her role in 12 Years A Slave.