Turns out that dress was a $1,750 loaner from Theia. A loaned gown has to be, you know, returned--and returned in the condition in which it was received. Bet you'll never guess what happened next...
Lohan allegedly went to a club after the gala and somehow ripped her dress (you are shocked, we know). According to US Weekly, a source said she "couldn't possibly wear it like that," so had a "stylist friend ask a bouncer for some scissors." It's unclear what happened after that, but the end result is that the dress looked like this--it was basically turned into a short dress with a ragged mullet hem.
US Weekly is reporting that Lindsay Lohan returned the gown in this condition--but Theia has yet to receive the mangled gown back. When reached for comment, a spokesperson from Theia gave us the following statement:
The dress was loaned in good faith to Phillip Bloch, Lindsay Lohan’s stylist. We were informed by Mr. Bloch’s assistant that the dress was damaged during the course of the evening. The dress has not been returned, and it wasn’t until we saw the photos in the media, that we became aware of the actual condition of the gown.
To add extra drama to the story, US Weekly reports that this was a dress that Charlie Sheen--who, you'll recall, once offered to help pay Lohan's taxes--personally procured for the actress by putting a call into stylist Phillip Bloch. Perhaps Lohan will let Sheen pick up the tab on this one.