Lupita Nyong’o‘s missing Oscar dress appears to have been recovered.
The dress was found at the West Hollywood hotel from where it first went missing, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“They found the dress inside of this black garment bag hidden behind a garbage bag under a counter,” Lt. Michael White said at a press conference Friday evening. “We will maintain custody of the dress until we have a representative from the company or the victim show up to claim it.”
The dress, created by Francisco Costa and said to be worth $150,000, was stolen from Nyong’o’s hotel room at The London West Hollywood on Thursday morning.
Nyong’o, a 2014 Best Supporting Actress winner for her role in “12 Years a Slave,” reportedly told police she was not at the hotel during the hours the dress went missing.
“All of us at Calvin Klein are thrilled to know that the dress has potentially been located,” Costa said, according to Women’s Wear Daily. “This was an amazing collaboration between the brand and Lupita and the dress looked truly exquisite on her. Once it’s returned to us, we will be able to have the dress restored and archived, as it now represents an important moment for the brand.”
Multiple reports claim that the pearls on dress may have been fake, and that the thief returned it after he had them appraised and realized they were not real.
An investigation is ongoing and no one has yet been brought in for questioning.