Lady Gaga’s 'Stolen' 2019 Golden Globes Dress Is Going To Auction
A Valentino Haute Couture gown worn by Lady Gaga at the 2019 Golden Globes has been put up for auction by a hotel maid who says she was 'left' the dress by the singer - despite its designer reporting it to the police as stolen.
The dress is being sold through Nate D. Sanders Auctions by Sara Corea, a longtime housekeeper at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Sara wrote in a letter that the 33-year-old singer 'left' the Valentino dress in her room for her after the January awards show.
According to Sara, who has worked at the awards show for the past 24 years, she endeavoured to return the periwinkle blue gown to its owner, taking the dress to the lost and found department after finding it in Lady Gaga's room. As per hotel policy, the garment was then held for eight months, before it was returned to the finder, Sara, in September.
Sara then decided to put it up for auction with a starting price of $8,000. But the situation has gotten murky as sources now allege that the dress was not Lady Gaga's to gift, or leave behind, as it remains the property of design house Valentino - helmed by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli - which has reportedly filed a report with the Beverly Hills police saying that the gown has been stolen.
Valentino Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli designed the dress in specifically for Gaga in cascades of silk faille, perhaps a clever homage to the dress worn by Judy Garland in the original 1954 ''A Star Is Born.'' 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 the same year.
The gown is completed in two separate parts: the strapless floor length gown with its own train, and then the dramatic off-shoulder pouffed sleeves attached to the voluminous train measuring 10 feet long. The gown measures approximately 54'' from top of bodice front to floor, 26'' around the waist, and 92'' from top of bodice back to the end of the train. The second piece features off the shoulder sleeves measuring approximately 16'' in diameter - resembling a flower's bloom, 16'' from sleeve to sleeve, and then ten feet of train.
The issue is reportedly being worked out between the hotel and designer.