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$2,500 Worth of Bras Stolen From Madonna Photo Shoot

By Mathew Katz | April 4, 2014 6:58am | Updated on April 6, 2014 9:42am
 A Madonna photo shoot in Chelsea was robbed of a $2,545 bra and more on March 20, 2014, according to police and designer Deborah Marquit.
A Madonna photo shoot in Chelsea was robbed of a $2,545 bra and more on March 20, 2014, according to police and designer Deborah Marquit.
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CHELSEA — Thousands of dollars in pricey lingerie was stolen from a racy Madonna photo shoot last month at the Highline Stages, according to the NYPD and a designer's representative.

As the Queen of Pop posed in sexy underwear for L'uomo Vogue, the magazine's Italian version for men, staff for designer Deborah Marquit stowed 12 Italian lace bras worth $2,545, five thongs worth $345 and four briefs worth $515 under a chair about 4 p.m. March 20, they told police.

Hours later, as the shoot at 440 W. 15th St. wrapped up just after midnight, a staffer noticed the bag had disappeared, police said.

"It was a Madonna shoot for L'uomo Mag and It would be ideal is if [sic] someone found the bag of lingerie," a spokesperson for the company wrote in an email. "Deborah would love to get her collection pieces returned."

Madonna posted photos from the shoot to her Instagram account, identifying some of the clothes as Armani.

"Working Armani For. L'Uomo Vogue! #artforfreedom," she wrote. 

Marquit's bras have appeared in magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue and have been worn by celebrities including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Hilary Swank, according to the company's website

"I am at a loss and wish the pieces would be found," Maquit wrote in an email. "I am sure there is no one from the shoot that was involved, since nothing like this has ever happened before. There are alot of people on shoots and maybe whoever found them will return them."

A spokeswoman for Madonna did not respond to a request for comment. 

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 10th Precinct include:

► Two men were arrested for public lewdness after one paid the other to expose himself on West 39th Street between Ninth and 10th avenues at 4 p.m. March 27, police said.

Charles Pressy, 51, paid $20 to Deon Patton, 43, to expose himself while Pressy took pictures, according to police. 

Both men were charged with public lewdness, and Patton was also charged with misdemeanor prostitution. Neither of the men's lawyers could be immediately be reached for comment.

► A teen stole an iPhone out of a woman's hand as she was walking on West 21st Street on March 28, police said.

The woman, 29, was walking home from work when a teenage boy snatched the white iPhone 5 at 6:55 p.m., according to police. 

The NYPD is looking for a 14-year-old boy, who is 5-foot-9 and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a purple shirt.

► A man was threatened with death after he parked his car outside an office building at 434 W. 33rd St. last Sunday afternoon, police said.

According to police, the man, 57, parked his car in front of three traffic cones in front of the building at 3 p.m. When he got out of his car, a man came out of the building, yelling that he couldn't park there, police said.

The man threw one of the traffic cones at the car, then grabbed the driver's arms and said, "If you don't move your car, I will kill you," police said. 

Police are looking for a man, described as being 5-foot-5, in connection with the incident. 

Editor's note: A police report initially misstated the number of missing lingerie items from the March 20 L'uomo Vogue photo shoot. In total, 21 items worth $3,405 were stolen, according to police and the designer.