Lady Gaga Valentino dress pulled from auction after investigation


The auction of the Valentino Haute Couture gown that Lady Gaga wore to the Golden Globes took yet another bizarre turn on Thursday when the dress was withdrawn by Nate D Sanders Auction House just moments before bidding closed on the piece.The top bid had been just under $19,000 at the time, a sizable sum for a dress but far less than the $150,000 gowns like the one Gaga wore tend to start at due to their couture construction  A spokesperson for the auction house confirmed the dress was withdrawn and said a statement would be forthcoming later in the day This marks a bizarre week that kicked off with the dress reported stolen, followed by the news that the investigation into this matter had been resolved and the auction would be moved up t Thursday Furthermore, the gown was never authenticated by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, and a publicist for the design house had no comment when asked if the dress was real The publicist and stylists for Lady Gaga did not return requests for comment when asked about the dress, which a Beverly Hilton housekeeper claims Gaga left in her room when she checked out four days after the Golden Globes  Scroll down for video  Frock and roll: The Valentino Couture gown that Lady Gaga wore to the Golden Globes was withdrawn by Nate D Sanders Auction House just moments before bidding closed on the piece Thursday night (Gaga above at the Globes in January) Pals: ‘On October 25, 2019, Beverly Hills Police responded to a radio call for service at 360 N Rodeo Drive in reference of a possible theft investigation,’ said one cop (Gaga and Marc Ronson celebrate at the Beverly Hilton after their win at the Globes) Very Valentino: Lady Gaga wore two Valentino gowns prior during her press tour, at the premiere in Venice (on left) and at the Governor’s Awards (on right) more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Gang members film themselves stealing cars and bikes in Bristol Watch video Fisherman’s boat surrounded by sharks on the Great Barrier Reef Watch video Parliament votes to hold a general election on December 12th Watch video Jeremy Corbyn brushes off Tory jibes about his green tie Watch video Adorable moment dog dressed as as ambulance howls along to siren Watch video Odd moment Trump pats kid dressed as Minion on head with chocolate bar Watch video Large bull elephant lies down on visiting car in Khao Yai Watch video MP’s vote to reject the election being held on 9th December Watch video Which rebel Conservative Party MPs have had the whip restored? Watch video Saudi woman in a niqab veil shows off her moves at music festival Watch video Adorable footage captures tiny kitten kicking like a bunny Watch video Dashcam captures sparks from downed tree that caused Getty fire That police investigation was a brief one, and a spokesperson spoke top DailyMail com after the investigation was closed by officials.’On October 25, 2019, Beverly Hills Police responded to a radio call for service at 360 N Rodeo Drive in reference of a possible theft investigation,’ said an officer.’During the investigation, it was determined that a designer dress which had been missing had recently been placed up for private auction It was determined that no crime had taken place.’The statement continued: ‘The police do not have an active criminal investigation The matter is being resolved between the concerned parties.’Those parties include the maid at The Beverly Hilton who found the dress and  Nate D Sanders Auctions, who is handling the sale of the one-of-a-kind frock. ‘Sumptuous dress in periwinkle blue was designed specifically for Gaga by Valentino Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli in cascades of silk faille, perhaps a clever homage to the dress worn by Judy Garland in the original 1954 A Star Is Born’,’ reads a description of the dress on the auction website ‘Lady Gaga received near universal accolades for this red carpet statement, to be remembered in the 2019 awards season where Gaga became the first person to win a Golden Globe, Academy Award, Grammy and BAFTA in one year ‘  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next RFK’s granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill died of an Defiant Lori Loughlin enters a not guilty plea to bribery. ‘How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?’ Hillary Clinton bursts Share this article Share The dress was brought to the auction house by Sara, a longtime maid at the Beverly Hilton  She found it in the room while cleaning the day after the Golden Globes and brought the dress to the lost and found Approximately eight months later it became her property when it was not claimed by the singer Corea claims that the dress was a gift all along, thought it is unclear if it was Gaga’s gift to give at the time  That was actually the third couture gown Lady Gaga wore from the design house during her press blitz for A Star is Born  She kicked things off with a feathery pink number at the Venice Film Festival in August, and then  wore an understated  black version of her Golden Globes dress in November at the Governor’s Awards    more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Gang members film themselves stealing cars and bikes in Bristol Watch video Fisherman’s boat surrounded by sharks on the Great Barrier Reef Watch video Parliament votes to hold a general election on December 12th Watch video Jeremy Corbyn brushes off Tory jibes about his green tie Watch video Adorable moment dog dressed as as ambulance howls along to siren Watch video Odd moment Trump pats kid dressed as Minion on head with chocolate bar Watch video Large bull elephant lies down on visiting car in Khao Yai Watch video MP’s vote to reject the election being held on 9th December Watch video Which rebel Conservative Party MPs have had the whip restored? Watch video Saudi woman in a niqab veil shows off her moves at music festival Watch video Adorable footage captures tiny kitten kicking like a bunny Watch video Dashcam captures sparks from downed tree that caused Getty fire Ready to roll: ‘[I]t was determined that a designer dress which had been missing had recently been placed up for private auction It was determined no crime had taken place’ Limited proof: It was left to her as a gift from Lady Gaga she claims, but there is also no proof beyond the word of the maid and the tags inside the dress ‹ Slide me › Real suspicious: The fabric used on the dress for auction and the one worn by Lady Gaga look markedly different  The day after the Golden Globes, one of her stylists, Tom Eerebout, posted a photo of the dress and wrote: ‘Far from the shallow now still not over last nights look.’ The Golden Globes was on a Sunday, and per the lost and found receipt, Gaga did not check out until Thursday, when she flew across the country to pick up her Best Actress honor from The National Board of Review  Gaga has not been seen in any Valentino since the Golden Globes. This auction also comes as the Haus of Gaga experience, featuring a large display of her dresses, comes to a close as her residency wraps up in Las Vegas   Pearly whites: Lupita Nyong’op famously called then LASD when her dress was stolen from her room in 2015 after the Oscars, and authorities were able to locate it soon afterThat could explain any delay on Valentino’s end, who may have though the dress was in the exhibit    A spokesperson for the Beverly Hilton had previously stated: ‘While we are still conducting an internal investigation to understand all the facts, we have no reason to believe the item was stolen ‘We are working with all parties to retrieve the item and have it returned to its rightful owner as soon as possible ‘In her letter, Sara claims that the dress was a very expensive thank you gift from Lady Gaga  ‘I work as a housekeeper at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. I’m always present working in the Golden Globe events on January ever year for 24 years,’ wrote Sara ‘The artist (singer) ‘Lady Gaga’ left me this dress that she used the day of the awards (won first place because of the dress )’She went on to state: ‘I turned in the dress to the lost and found on the 8th of January 2019 after the time legally held by lost and found they gave it to me as a gift from her and today I want to auction the dress ‘A receipt does seem to show that the dress was tucked away until September in lost and found,  likely under less than ideal conditions That same receipt identifies the dress’ material as polyester, which is either a mistake or means that this is not the silk faille dress worn by Gaga There is also no proof beyond the word of the maid ad the tags inside the dress. It is unclear why the reporting party called the Beverly Hills Police as well and not the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department  That is who got the call back in 2014 when Lupita Nyong’o lost her $150,000 dress from her hotel, but in this case it was returned just days later after an investigation    

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