Oscars Gown Found — And It’s Fake! Did Lupita N’yongo Know Pearls Weren’t Real?

Toni Matthews - Author

Feb. 28 2015, Updated 3:54 a.m. ET

The dress has been found!

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lupita N’yongo had her beautiful Oscars gown stolen. The gown was last seen in her hotel room, and then it “mysteriously” vanished. Many figured that the white pearl dress from the Oscars was stolen.

After all, the Oscars gown Lupita wore was worth a whopping $150,000. If not to keep, someone would certainly be interested in taking the dress to sell it.

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Two days after N’yongo shared that the gown was stolen, something unexpected happen. The Oscars dress was reportedly found in a bathroom.

The discovery was made after an anonymous tip came in that the dress was in the West Hollywood hotel where Lupita had stayed. The person had hidden the pearl-covered Oscars gown in a restroom on the second floor of the hotel.

When hotel staff searched the hotel on Friday, they eventually recovered the dress. It was said to be mainly intact, with the exception of a few pearls that were believed to have fallen off at the time.

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The tipster, who is allegedly the thief, let the location of the dress be known to gossip site TMZ.

Why the change of heart?

Well, it turns out that the reason pearls were missing from the dress is that the thief wanted to be sure that a gown Calvin Klein claimed could be worth millions was real.

The anonymous individual had the pearls examined, and it turns out that Lupita N’yongo was wearing a gown made of fashion pearls. In other words, they were very much fake.

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Although Calvin Klein has its gown back, the company was now being asked to justify the price tag of the dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to the Oscars this past weekend.

Calvin Klein allegedly never told the police whether or not the dress was real or fake. TMZ stated that the only person who ever represented the pearl gown as authentic was Lupita’s stylist.

A source connected to Calvin Klein pretty much fessed up to the fact that the gown was made of fake pearls.

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“Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not.”

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If this was such common knowledge as claimed by all parties, then why didn’t Calvin Klein admit that the dress was fake when it was stolen?

If it were “common knowledge”, the $150,000 price tag could have been corrected much sooner.

Do you think Lupita Nyong’o knew her Oscars gown was fake? Also, should Calvin Klein be embarrassed about giving a fake pearl gown to a celebrity?

[Image Credit: Entertainment Tonight]


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