Nyong'o stolen pearl gown recovered by police

Nyong'o stolen pearl gown recovered by police
Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

LOS ANGELES - A $150,000 ($205,000) pearl-encrusted dress stolen from the hotel room of Kenyan star Lupita Nyong'o was found Friday, Los Angeles police said.

The custom-made gown, encrusted with some 6,000 pearls, went missing from the Oscar-winning star's hotel room after she turned heads in it Sunday on the Academy Awards red carpet.

"A dress that greatly resembles the dress that was stolen" was recovered, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Nicole Nishida, told AFP.

The elaborate Calvin Klein pearl dress designed by Francisco Costa was reported missing from the London West Hollywood hotel just off Sunset Boulevard late Wednesday.

Nyong'o won a best supporting actress Oscar last year for her performance in the drama "12 Years A Slave." The Kenyan-born actress has wowed fashion critics with her bold sartorial choices since her breakout performance.

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