Oscars dress drama!
Apparently Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld and national treasure Meryl Streep are at odds over a gown.
It was reported by WWD on Thursday that Meryl had been interested in a gray silk dress from the designer's recent couture collection and asked the neckline to be changed for the Oscars.
The fashion house had reportedly acquiesced to her request and begun working on the dress when, according to Karl, he received a phone call from the actress' camp that said, "'Don't continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us.'"
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Oop! That would obviously piss off the designer, who never pays people to wear his creations, and who also said:
"After we gift her a dress that's 100,000 euros [$105,000], we found later we had to pay [for her to wear it]. We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don't pay."
"A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?"
Ouch! Well, now Streep's people are hitting back and saying that none of it is true. A representative for the 20-time Oscar nominee told The Hollywood Reporter that it is against the actress' "personal ethics" to ask to be paid to wear a dress.
It's a case of he said/she said, but we're dying to know if Meryl will now feel obligated to wear the Chanel gown after this mess.
Personally, we think she'd look great in Elie Saab.
[Image via WENN.]
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