How Many Pearls Were On Lupita’s Oscar Dress?
When Lupita Nyong'o stepped out onto the red carpet, a collective gasp was heard at the InStyle headquarters. Fashion's favorite darling struck again at the 87th Academy Awards in an extraordinary custom pearl-and-ivory beaded Calvin Klein Collection creation, with Chopard diamonds.
Instead of resorting to statement accessories, Nyong'o turned her dress into one statement jewelry piece. More than 6,000 pearls of five varying sizes and crystals were all painstakingly hand-sewn onto the mesh silk tulle masterpiece (that took months to create). As Oscar presenter this year, Nyong'o's red carpet choice was perfection, embodying everything we want in a look—drama, sophistication, and class.