Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar Dress Stolen from L.A. Hotel

Academy award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o's Calving Klein dress for the 2015 Oscars has been stolen.  (Photo: Google Images)

Academy award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o’s Calving Klein dress for the 2015 Oscars has been stolen.
(Photo: Google Images)

The blogosphere is buzzing with news that Academy award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o’s highly touted 2015 Oscar gown has been stolen from a hotel. The Calvin Klein gown made entirely of pearls (6,000) and valued at $150,000 US was taken from the London Hotel West Hollywood in Los Angeles. Raakhee Mirchandani and Ethan Sacks of the New York Daily News write:

“The crime is the grandest of larcenies: Nyongo’s dress, a Calvin Klein number embroidered with 6,000 white pearls, was the talk of the red carpet at Sunday’s awards ceremony.

A source told the News that the actress had a large entourage, including makeup and hair stylists, fitters and friends, that had access to five or six keycards to the room.

Nyong’o tried to file a police report immediately, but couldn’t since the dress is on loan and property of Calvin Klein, the source added.”

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Considering that the dress is a one-of-a-kind creation and 36.6 million people watched the NBC telecast of the awards show, not to mention the online and legacy publications and other broadcast programs showcasing the gown, the Burton Wire staff is wondering where the thieves plan to unload it?

This story is developing.

For more information about this story, read the New York Daily News.

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