Police in France are still on the hunt for the jewelry stolen from a Chopard employee's hotel room in Cannes last week, but there are plenty of other, much older fashion and jewelry thefts that still haven't been completely solved. Case in point: only a portion of the legendary raid at the Harry Winston store in Paris was ever found, and it doesn't appear that all of Marc Jacobs's stolen Spring 2012 samples were found.
But even though grand larceny, like all theft, is reprehensible, the motivation to steal things as gorgeous as Louis Vuitton's handbags and Chanel's jackets is understandable. Herein, a look at some of the most brazen, lucrative, and strange thefts in fashion.
Photo: A police officer outside the Chopard store in Cannes.