Award winning Lupita N’yongo’s $150,000 oscar outfit that was stolen this week has been recovered, Los Angeles police have said. It was found in a trashbag in a bathroom of the same Hollywood hotel where it was taken.
The thief contacted gossipsite TMZ, telling he had returned the dress after learning the pearls studding the dress were fake. He said he wants the world to know “Hollywood’s fake bullshit”! HEHE…
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.
Mr Michael White of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said he believed it was. No arrests have been made.
”Whether the jewels on the dress are fake or real… we still have a burglary and we still have a grand theft,” Mr White said.