Here’s What Really Happened to Lupita Nyong’o’s Stolen Oscars Pearl Dress!

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A Hollywood fashion crime has recently been committed, and the Internet is abuzz with this dress-stealing incident. TMZ first reported that the custom-made Calvin Klein gown that Lupita Nyong’o wore to the Oscars just a couple of days ago was stolen from her London hotel room in West Hollywood while the actress was out. It was believed to have been taken between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

The gorgeous white gown, which is decorated with 6,000 natural white pearls, is valued at a whopping $150,000! Specially designed by Francisco Costa for the Calvin Klein Collection, the ivory-colored frock was handmade by 25 people and took 10 weeks to sew. Celebrity-related items are typically valued at a higher price because of the name associated with it, but a high-profile dress, which even made it to the Oscars best-dressed list, would be pretty hard to sell in the black market.

Currently, law enforcement is investigating the situation and reviewing security camera footage to make clear of the heist. The fashion house Calvin Klein expressed its concern for the missing dress on Thursday night with a tweet of a close-up photo captioned “Have you seen this dress?” and a witty hashtag #freethepearls.

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars Dress4Lupita Nyong’o at the 87th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 22, 2015

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**Update**

TMZ just reported that the stolen pearl dress has been recovered after an anonymous guy called them at around 2:30 p.m. on Friday to tip off the location of the returned gown. According to the caller, they took the dress after noticing that Lupita’s hotel room door was left ajar. The culprits then took off two pearls from the dress and brought them to a garment district somewhere in LA to be evaluated. After being told that the pearls were fakes, they took the dress back to the hotel and left it in a garbage bag inside a bathroom.

The culprit told TMZ that he wanted to return the dress and expose the fake pearls to show the world “Hollywood’s fake bulls**t.”

Now, we’re wondering if this is true; if it is, then how many more of the gorgeous (and highly expensive) jewel-embellished dresses we have seen on red carpet events are fakes?

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN/Twitter/TMZ

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