First of all, how in the hell a dress can even cost $150,000 is beyond me, but that’s exactly how much the pearl gown the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o wore to Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony was worth. That’s a pretty damn valuable piece of clothing, so of course some thief decided to yank it from her hotel room, though what they plan to do with a famous celebrity’s reported stolen dress is beyond me!
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the dress was taken out of Lupita’s room at The London West Hollywood. The dress is made of pearls … 6,000 white Akoya pearls. It’s valued at $150,000.
Our sources say Lupita told cops it was taken from her room sometime between 8 AM and 9 PM Wednesday … while she was gone.
We’re told there is security footage that cops are looking at that could catch the culprit right in the act.
Yikes – you would think someone who goes through with an elaborate plan to break into a celebrity’s hotel room and steal their shit would probably be aware of things like security cameras, but then again, the show World’s Dumbest Criminals exists for a reason, so you never know. I doubt they’ll ever get the dress back, though.
My other question, however, is this: Don’t stars usually BORROW dresses for big awards shows and then return them right after? The ceremony was on Sunday night – theoretically this thing would have been sent back to the designer by Monday, especially with the price tag!