Actress Lupita Nyong'o wears a Calvin Klein gown and Chopard diamonds as she arrives at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California in this February 22, 2015 file photo. The $150,000 pearl-studded, custom-made Calvin Klein dress has been stolen.
WEST HOLLYWOOD - The $150,000 (R1,725 million) pearl-studded, custom-made Calvin Klein dress worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong&39;o at this year&39;s Academy Awards has been stolen, police said on Thursday.
The gown, embellished with 6,000 natural white pearls, was stolen from Nyong&39;o&39;s room at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, during the day on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff&39;s Department in West Hollywood said.
"Ms Nyong&39;o was not in the room at the time of the theft," Deputy John Mitchell told Reuters.
The Calvin Klein dress, custom designed by Francisco Costa, was one of the stand-outs on the red carpet at last Sunday&39;s Oscars. Nyong&39;o told Reuters she had helped with the design of the one-of-a-kind gown, influenced by the ocean.
Nyong&39;o, 31, won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2014 for her role in "12 Years a Slave" and is closely watched for her fashion choices. She presented the award for best supporting actor at this year&39;s Oscars ceremony.
Representatives for Calvin Klein declined to comment.