Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o turned heads in a creamy halter top Calvin Klein gown festooned with pearls at the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday. Most stars who attend A-list events are usually dressed by top designers who want their unique, one-off pieces back after the event is over — usually within 48 hours.
But when the gown’s designer, Francisco Coast, got a call from Lupita’s people she thought they were notifying her that the gown would soon be delivered. Instead, Coast learned that the $150,000 gown covered in 6,000 natural pearls was stolen from Lupita's room at the posh London Hotel on Tuesday.
“We got a call at about 11:30 last night from someone at the London Hotel about a high value dress that was stolen from a hotel room,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Officer John Mitchell told The NY daily News.
To complicate matters further, Lupita couldn’t file a police report because the gown didn’t belong to her. Klein had to file a report himself.
“It was so much fun to create this dress,” Coast told Yahoo Style. “We talked about it being fluid and liquid. I wanted it to be an homage to the sea.”
The police said it would be difficult to track down a suspect because so many people had access to Lupita’s room — stylists, friends, managers, makeup artists, hangers-ons, hotel maids, etc.
Gossip tabloid TMZ reports police are reviewing hotel surveillance video from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. when Lupita wasn’t in her room.