We have an idea of one celebrity who will not be wearing Chanel at the 2017 Academy Awards. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Meryl Streep was in love with a Chanel embroidered gray silk dress. Her team ordered the dress for her to wear to the Oscars on Sunday, asking Chanel’s designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld to add a higher neckline to the gown.
Now, here’s where things get awkward. “I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress,” Lagerfeld told WWD. A few days later, he was told to stop working on it. “Don’t continue the dress,” he said, recounting the phone call. “We found someone who will pay us.”
But Chanel does not pay celebrities to wear its clothing. “We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don’t pay,” Lagerfeld said. He also added: “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” But hey, the designer is still willing to give the Florence Foster Jenkins star the dress — that is, if she wants it. “She could keep the dress because of the size,” Lagerfeld said. “It’s couture. It’s perfect for her.”
Streep’s team told The Hollywood Reporter that Lagerfeld’s claims are false and, “It is against her personal ethics to be paid to wear a gown on the red carpet.”
So, there’s that.
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