Lupita Nyong’o’s Pearl-studded Oscars Dress Stolen

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Updated February 27, 2015

Lupita Oscars dressHollywood actress Lupita Nyong’O was a stunner at the 87th Oscars Awards ceremony last Sunday as she dazzled in a gown encrusted with 6,000 white Akoya pearls, which has now been reported stolen.

The $150,000 custom Calvin Klein pearl-studded gown was stolen Wednesday from her hotel room in West Hollywood, California.

Detectives are now investigating the theft at the London, a luxury hotel just off Sunset Boulevard, said Lt. William Nash of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

“It was so much fun to create this dress,” Lupita said, adding that “We talked about it being fluid and liquid. I wanted it to be an homage to the sea.”

The dress had landed Lupita on many best dressed lists.

In a statement, representatives for the London hotel said, “This is a terribly unfortunate situation and we are working with law enforcement on their investigation.”