Why Meryl Streep Won't Be Wearing Chanel To The Oscars 2017
by Josh Newis-Smith
It's like Kramer Vs. Kramer IRL!
Meryl's dress drama is kicking OFF!
It's not very often you hear of the golden girl of the Oscars, Meryl Streep being involved in an Academy Awards storm. But the nominee's choice of gown has just been brought into a row with none other than Karl Lagerfeld.
According to a WWD interview with the creative director behind Chanel, Lagerfeld states that after asking for the French house to modify one of it couture gowns, so she could wear it to the awards ceremony this weekend, Meryl changed her mind.
'I made a sketch and we started to make the dress,' Lagerfeld told WWD. However, while work was underway on the dress, Chanel received a message reading: 'Don't continue the dress. We found someone who will pay us.'
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Lagerfeld continued: 'After we gift her a dress that’s 100,000 euros, we found later we had to pay her to wear it. We gave them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don’t pay.’ His final words on the matter? 'A genius actress, but cheapness also, no'
Meryl's representatives have since stepped in to deny the claims, telling The Hollywood Reporter, that the statement 'is absolutely false, and that it is against her personal ethics to be paid to wear a gown on the red carpet.'
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In case the actress has a change of heart – I mean, it happened to Anne Hathaway on her crowning night – the dress is still her's. 'She could keep the dress because of the size. It's couture, it's perfect for her,' Lagerfeld says.
Designers paying actresses to wear dresses at high profile events such as the Oscars is very common place but it turns out Chanel is not for sale.
We wonder what Meryl will actually wear this Sunday? We would totally just wear the Chanel couture gown.
- Meryl Streep
- Karl Lagerfeld