Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscars dress reportedly returned to LA hotel

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Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars dress has reportedly been returned to the hotel it was stolen from. The BBC claims that the Los Angeles police have said that the $150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein dress has now been recovered.

The gown is believed to have been found inside a bin liner in a bathroom at The London West Hollywood.

Police say that they were tipped off about the dress's return by TMZ after a man called the celebrity news website claiming to be the thief.

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Lupita's dress has reportedly been returned



"A guy called us at around 2:30 p.m. Friday and said he had taken the dress from Lupita's hotel room after he noticed the door was ajar," said TMZ.

The man reportedly claimed that he had returned the dress after discovering that the 6,000 pearls adorning the garment were fake when he took them for testing.

"He said he and others took two pearls off of the dress and took them to the garment district in downtown LA where they were told they weren't real."

Whilst the dress has not officially been confirmed as the one Lupita wore during Sunday's ceremony, Michael White of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said he believed it was.

''Whether the jewels on the dress are fake or real, we still have a burglary," he said. "And we still have a grand theft.''

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The thief is said to have returned the gown after finding out the pearls were fake



Lupita spoke about her show-stopping gown as she arrived for the ceremony on 22 February.

"I'm just wearing diamonds and pearls. My homage to (musician) Prince," she told Associated Press. "We talked about it being fluid and liquid. I wanted it to be a homage to the sea." 

The Mexican-Kenyan actress, who served as a presenter at the star-studded event, changed out of the Calvin Klein gown before heading to the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party on Sunday night.