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# red carpet robbery
Lupita Nyong'o €133,000 Oscars dress stolen from her hotel room
There were 6,000 pearls of various sizes on the dress.

AN OSCARS DRESS worth over $150,000 (€133, 400) was stolen from the hotel room of Lupita Nyong’o.

The custom Calvin Klein Collection pearl-studded gown was worn by the actress to the Academy Awards on Sunday.

It was reported stolen from her hotel room at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, California late on Wednesday night. Representatives for the actress reported the theft.

The London Hotel released a statement saying: “This is a terribly unfortunate situation, and we are working with law enforcement on their investigation.”

Associated Press reports that detectives suspect the garment was stolen sometime between 8 and 9 pm on Wednesday.

They were at the hotel today looking for clues – including whether surveillance footage would reveal what happened to the gown.

The dress – which included 6,000 pearls of various sizes- took months to create and was designed by Francisco Costa in collaboration with Nyong’o.

People Lupita Nyong'o AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

The actress told a reporter for Yahoo Style that she was involved in the design process of the dress.

We talked about it being fluid and liquid…I wanted it to be a homage to the sea.

Nyong’o won a best supporting actress Oscar last year for her role in “12 Years a Slave”and was a presenter at Sunday’s ceremony.

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