Valentino filed a report with police after Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress went missing.
The singer and actress wore the custom-made periwinkle gown by the Italian fashion house in January, teaming her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million) worth of Tiffany & Co. diamonds and dyeing her platinum blonde hair a matching shade of blue.
However, she allegedly left the dress in her room at The Beverly Hilton hotel, where the awards show was held, according to a maid who reportedly discovered the dress and handed it into the lost and found department at the luxury venue.
The employee, named Sara Corea, has since put the dress up for auction via Nate D. Sanders Auctions, after the hotel handed the Valentino dress back to Corea because nobody had come forward to claim it.
Now, a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department has told Entertainment Tonight that the luxury fashion house had in fact filed a police report notifying them that the gown had gone missing following the 2019 Golden Globes.
They added that Gaga had not filed a report and Corea and Valentino are resolving the matter privately.
“It was determined that no crime had taken place. The police do not have an active criminal investigation. The matter is being resolved between the concerned parties,” a statement from the BHPD read.
Gaga wore the gown when she scooped the Best Original Song – Motion Picture prize for Shallow – her duet with Bradley Cooper from the hit movie A Star Is Born.
The dress is currently available to bidders with a minimum bid of $8,000 (£6,230), and auction manager Michael Kirk says the sale will still go ahead on Thursday.
“We take provenance very seriously and do due diligence on all items we take on consignment, including consulting our attorneys when necessary,” he added.
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