Lupita's stolen Oscar gown found after thieves discover pearls are fake

By Drum Digital
28 February 2015

The 12 Years a Slave star’s dress was found dumped in trash bag at her hotel - days after it was stolen following awards ceremony.

A valuable dress that was stolen from the hotel room of actress Lupita Nyong’o after she wore it to the Oscars has been recovered, Los Angeles police said.


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Los Angeles sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the dress found on Friday afternoon at a West Hollywood hotel 'greatly resembles' the pearl-adorned Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress Nyong'o wore to Sunday's Academy Awards.

She says detectives are attempting to verify the recovered dress is the same one Nyong'o wore.

Thief put the dress in a garbage bag and returned it to The London hotel in West Hollywood.

He called news site TMZ to say that he sent the dress back because the pearls it is made from are fakes

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