Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 Oscar Dress Was Stolen, So That’s Not Good

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Lupita Nyong o s  150 000 Oscar Dress Was Stolen  So That s Not Good Lupita Nyongo Oscars red carpet February 2015 jpgYou saw Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars last Sunday, right? She looked gorgeous and had one of the best looks of the night, which isn’t exactly a surprise since, like I just said, she’s Lupita Nyong’o. She was dressed in a Calvin Klein gown covered in pearls and worth $150,000. I’m sure people all over the world were making grabby hands at their TVs and computer screens wishing they could have a beautiful and fancy dress like that. Well, it turns out some people made grabby hands at the dress and actually grabbed it. As in stole it. From Lupita’s hotel room. That’s not good. That’s very not good. It’s actually very bad.

According to TMZ, the dress was taken from Lupita’s room at The London West Hollywood on Tuesday between 8 AM and 9 PM while she was gone. Cops are apparently looking at security footage that could catch the thieves. In case you’re wondering, the dress was decorated with 6,000 white Ayoka pearls. Wowowowowow.

See, this is why if I were a celebrity, I would never be able to wear a borrowed dress of that kind of value. I’d just be too scared. Walking around, schmoozing with sweaty famous people, eating and drinking, all while wearing $150,000 on my body? And then having to trust that it’ll be safe in a hotel room? After everyone’s seen me wear it and could potentially figure out where I’m staying? Ahh, I’m terrified just thinking about it. I obsessively check that my handbag is with me every five minutes whenever I leave the house, for crying out loud!

The value of the gown also kind of makes me think that maybe these dresses don’t have to be quite as fancy as designers are making them. I honestly can’t tell the difference sometimes between a real diamond ring and something you can buy at Claire’s (cough, Gaga, cough). If Lupita’s dress had been covered in fake pearls, I’m sure it would have still looked beautiful. But I’m a cheapskate, so don’t mind me.

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