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Lady Gaga’s Valentino Dress Was Thought To Be Stolen, Put Up For Auction And Then Removed Just Minutes Before Closing

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Lady Gaga made quite an impact when she wore a stunning periwinkle Valentino dress to the Golden Globes this year, but it was more than 10 months after the event that the dress began to cause real drama…

Lady Gaga wore the custom-made dress to the event and then left it at the Beverly Hilton Hotel expecting a member of the Valentino team to collect it. About four days later, a maid discovered the item and put it in lost and found, as she says is practice when items are left behind in the hotel rooms. After the dress remained unclaimed for months, it was gifted to her and at this point, she decided to put it up for auction.

Then, on October 25th someone from the Valentino brand reported the dress as stolen and it was investigated by the Beverly Hills police. They later admitted “no crime had taken place” and the investigation was closed. Ok…


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So, at this point there was an auction supposedly happening for a dress worn by a major celebrity at the Golden Globes earlier in the year and Valentino was fine with this? Well, here’s the thing… Apparently, the dress was never authenticated by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli and when a publicist for Valentino was asked about this or whether the dress was real, they gave no comment. Um…

Then, just moments before the auction was due to close on a top bid of $19,000, the dress was pulled from auction. Manager of Nate D. Sanders Auctions, Michael Kirk, had told CNN just hours before that the auction was set to go ahead and make between $20,000 and $40,000 for the item. He admitted, "it's difficult to say" as the dress is "such a unique, one-of-a-kind piece." What will happen to the coveted item now it is yet to be confirmed, but if anyone needs us to take it off their hands, we can absolutely make ourselves available. Real or not real, this dress is iconic now.


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