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Pop star Stefani's dress stolen
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani recently released her debut solo album
A dress worn by singer Gwen Stefani has been stolen from a California museum.

The red vinyl outfit was worn by the lead singer of No Doubt on the cover of their 1995 hit album Tragic Kingdom, which sold 15 million copies worldwide.

Police are investigating reports of two young women seen near the exhibit at the time of the theft.

Stefani's record company has said the dress can be returned to the museum or the offices of No Doubt's management on a 'no questions asked' basis.

Police added that they have so far made no arrests in connection with the theft.

The museum in Fullerton has an exhibit dedicated to the history of rock music in Orange County.

Curator of the exhibition Jim Washburn said the dress could be worth as much as $5,000 (2,680).

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Stefani, 35, was born in the area and formed the band No Doubt along with her brother Eric in 1986.

Their hit album Tragic Kingdom contained the hits Don't Speak and Just A Girl, the former reaching the top of the UK charts in 1997.

Stefani released her debut solo album Love Angel Music Baby at the end of last year, shortly after the band issued a greatest hits collection.

Her single What You Waiting For was a top five hit in the UK, and has earned Stefani a Brit Awards nomination for best international female.

The singer, who is married to Gavin Rossdale, frontman of rock group Bush, recently made her film debut playing Hollywood actress Jean Harlow in The Aviator.

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