Lupita Nyong'o's One-of-a-Kind Pearl Oscar Gown Stolen from Her Hotel Room—Get the Scoop!
Oh no, say it ain't so!
Lupita Nyong'o's 2015 Oscar gown—You know, the custom Calvin Klein Collection dress made of over 6,000 pearls that she just wore on Sunday—has been stolen from her room at The London Hotel in West Hollywood.
E! News has confirmed that police received a call at 11:23 p.m. on Wednesday night claiming that the 12 Years a Slave actress' dress valued at $150,000 had been taken. We've been told detectives from the LAPD are currently investigating the theft by reviewing security surveillance video and interviewing staff and other witnesses in order to catch the burglar.
After the shocking news came out this morning, The London Hotel released this statement to E! News: "This is a terribly unfortunate situation, and we are working with law enforcement on their investigation."
The dress took months to create and was designed by Francisco Costa in collaboration with Nyong'o.
"[We created] a series of textures with intricate placements of a variety of different-sized pearls," Costa told Vogue. "We looked at a variety of different pearls—South Sea, iridescent, and natural—and decided that the natural pearls looked the most beautiful."
Let's hope Lupita and her dress are reunited soon.
—Additional reporting by Lindsay Good