Fake pearls or not, Lupita Nyongo’s Oscar dress made a mark

Controversy continues to swirl around the stunning dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at last week’s Oscars.

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The pearl-studded Calvin Klein gown was stolen from the actress’ room at the London West Hollywood Hotel, and then returned by the thief to the same location two days later.
The culprit told TMZ the pearls were fake, leading many to question the $150,000 value placed by authorities on the dress. But now law enforcement officials tell the outlet no one at Calvin Klein ever said the pearls were real, and that the only person who did make such a suggestion was the stylist working for Nyong’o.
The Calvin Klein and the actress are both thrilled about the return of the garment, even if it was found stuffed in a trash bag beneath a hotel bathroom sink.
“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,” Nyongo said in a statement.

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