Calvin Klein – the clothing company that made Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar pearl dress – has basically admitted that the 6,000 pearls used in the masterpiece was fake.
In addition, the company says they never said the dress was worth $150,000 as was widely reported during the Oscars red carpet. That estimate was reportedly made by the actress’ stylist.
As ENTmania! reported, the pearl dress was stolen from Nyong’o’s hotel room on Wednesday … and on Friday, the thief returned the dress in a trash bag and even alerted TMZ, telling the media outlet that the pearls are fake. The bold thief then added that he decided to do what he did to expose ‘Hollywood fake bullsh*t.’
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that no none from Calvin Klein ever told them anything about the pearls being real or fake. A source directly connected to one of Calvin Klein’s execs further said, ‘Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not.’
Meanwhile, Lupita is glad that her dress has been found. ‘Collaborating with Francisco for my Oscar dress this year was such a special and unforgettable experience. I’m happy that it has been potentially recovered. It is a timeless and priceless piece of art,’ she said in a statement.