A news conference held by the L.A.P.D. over the return of Lupita Nyong’o‘s Pearl Oscars gown revealed the encrusted garment was delivered back after the thieves discovered the pearls were FAUX. It was reported the dress was worth $150,000.
An L.A.P.D. spokesman said, the robbers lifted a few pearls off the dress and took them to a jewelry shop in the garment district for appraisal, only to be be told they were pedaling nothing more than worthless beads.
A guy called us at around 2:30 PM Friday and said he had taken the dress from Lupita’s hotel room after he noticed the door was ajar. Continue reading