Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress made of over 6,000 pearls has been recovered.
As HipHollywood previously reported, Lupita’s Calvin Klein gown worn to the 87th Academy Awards was taken from her hotel room at The London in West Hollywood earlier this week.
But on Friday, law enforcement received a call from a member of the media claiming that they got a tip from an anonymous caller claiming that the dress can be found in a bathroom on the second floor of the hotel. And sure enough, there it was.
But in an interesting twist, not only did the the thief return the dress, he also claimed that the pearls from the gown were fake. The thief called TMZ around 3 p.m. on Friday and claimed that the he took two of the pearls from the dress to the Garment District in L.A. and found out they were not real.
But according to Calvin Klein’s camp, they never said the pearls were real. However, Francisco Costa, the Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection, who designed the dress is just happy to know the dress has been located.
“This was an amazing collaboration between the brand and Lupita and the dress looked truly exquisite on her,” Costa said in a statement to Women’s Wear Daily. “Once it’s returned to us, we will be able to have the dress restored and archived, as it now represents an important moment for the brand.”
“Collaborating with Francisco for my Oscar dress this year was such a special and unforgettable experience,” Nyong’o explained. “I’m happy that it has been potentially recovered. It is a timeless and priceless piece of art.”