Makers of Lupita Nyong’o‘s pearl-laden Oscars gown, Calvin Klein, have confirmed the reports of the thief that the pearls were fake.
According to TMZ, a source directly connected with the Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa said:
“Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not.”
“Do they really make dresses out of real jewels since Cleopatra died?”
The thief had reportedly called TMZ after he had taken 2 of the pearls down to the Garment District in L.A. and learned they were fake, after which he decided to return the dress.