Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has called out Meryl Streep for allegedly passing on a custom-made Oscar dress because the couture house refused to pay her to wear it — but her camp insists his claims are false.
According to the 83-year-old creative director, the Oscar winner had ordered an embroidered gray silk gown from Chanel’s recent couture collection and asked for it to be made with a higher neckline.
Lagerfeld told WWD that he made a sketch and started to construct the design, but a few days he received a phone call from a member of Streep’s team telling him to cancel the order.
He said, she said: Karl Lagerfeld claims Meryl Streep (pictured in Valentino at the 2017 SAG Awards) canceled her order for an Oscars gown because Chanel wouldn’t pay for her to wear it
Different stories: The designer (pictured) said a member of Streep’s team told him to cancel the order because they’d found someone who would pay her to wear a gown on the red carpet
‘Don’t continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us,’ he said, quoting the messenger.
Lagerfeld explained that per policy Chanel does not pay celebrities to wear its designs, but that hasn’t stopped stars such as Emma Stone and Julianne Moore from wearing the luxury label on the red carpet.
Although the fashion house doesn’t pay people to wear its clothes, he pointed out that it is still very costly to gift an A-lister like Streep couture gowns, noting that the dress in…