In a statement from the brand, a spokesperson says the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is currently working to confirm that a dress recovered is the same worn by Nyong'o (though, how many pearl encrusted dresses are out there, really?).
Ironically, the dress was found thanks to none other than paparazzi purveyors TMZ, who received a call from the alleged thief on Friday. Apparently, the thief took two of the pearls down to L.A.'s Garment District only to discover they were fake. An email from TMZ says a source connected to the brand put it this way: "Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not." Thwarted by the fake-out, the thief returned the dress to the hotel.
Calvin Klein Creative Director Francisco Costa is "thrilled" to have the dress recovered, and says in the statement, "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.”
The dress has a reported value of $150,000; A representative for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department could not immediately be reached for confirmation.