Lupita Nyong’o on the red carpet, 22 FebNyong’o stolen dress ‘recovered’
A dress “resembling” the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at this year’s Oscars that was stolen this week has been recovered, Los Angeles police have said.
It was found in a bathroom of the same Hollywood hotel where it was taken.
Police were tipped off by gossip site TMZ, who said they were contacted by a man claiming to be the thief.
He said he had returned the dress after learning the pearls studding the dress were fake.
The custom Calvin Klein-designed gown is coated with 6,000 natural pearls, but the purported thief said he took two of them for testing and were told they were not real.
Detectives are working with the owners of the dress to confirm if it is the dress.