Cate Blanchett's Mysteriously Missing $100,000 Purse

03/02/2007 at 03:14 PM ET

Is Cate Blanchett the victim of some fashion foul play? The actress was set to carry a $100,000 Lana Marks purse on the red carpet, but the bag mysteriously went missing from her hotel room the day before the Oscars. While the New York Daily News is speculating that it could be the result of a secret plot, a Lana Marks Company spokesperson had no comment on the circumstances. The handbag was produced in black alligator and framed in 18-kt gold with white diamonds and 35 carats of pavé black diamonds. “We are devastated by the loss of this handbag and request that anyone who has information regarding its whereabouts please step forward and contact the Los Angeles Police Department,” the rep tells PEOPLE. (We’ll let you make your own fashion police joke now.)

Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Landov

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Nessa on

When are they going to outlaw alligator accessories anyways?

KR on

who cares, they will just write it off.

R on

Oh my goodness, how devestating.
Shall we start a seach warrant?

alejandra on

Why make bags that are more valuable than their contents? Altogether it makes no sense, and i find the fact that a bag is made of aligator skin with diamonds completely classless. Such a things is just for showing off, very new rich!

rocketinu on

I have misplaced my $49.95 Red purse I bought at Macy’s. Please! Please! If you have any kindness, you will return it! I am devestated!

Nora on


Dawn on

Diamonds, alligator skins this is not a purse that is very earth friendly is it.

Elda on

Alligators can live up to 60 years on up, i have to much respect for a creature that can live as long as us.

Nighthag on

It sounds so tacky that I can’t imagine anyone wanting to steal it.

C on

$100,000 for bag? Fashion conspiracy? Please.

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