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Meryl Streep Denies Being Paid to Wear Dress at Oscars 2017

Meryl Streep Denies Being Paid to Wear Dress at Oscars 2017

Meryl Streep is denying that she will be paid to wear a dress at the 2017 Academy Awards after she was accused of accepting money by Chanel‘s Karl Lagerfeld.

The legendary actress is nominated for her 20th Oscar this weekend for her work in Florence Foster Jenkins after winning three awards in the past.

Meryl was reportedly set to wear Chanel, but her team told the fashion house to stop making the dress. “I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress,” Lagerfeld told WWD. He says someone from the actress’ team called days later and said, “Don’t continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us.”

“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,” Lagerfeld added.

Meryl‘s rep tells JustJared.com that the story “is a complete lie. Ms. Streep would never wear anything in exchange for payment of any kind. It is against her ethics and simply is not true.”

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Posted to: 2017 Oscars, Karl Lagerfeld, Meryl Streep, Oscars

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  • Effy

    Miserable Kunty Karl is at it again.

  • Effy

    Miserable Kunty Karl is at it again.

  • MHR

    1. Many female A-list stars do get paid by fashion houses to wear their clothes.
    2. Meryl does not.
    3. Karl was pissed that Meryl chose not to wear his design, as most celebs wear his design custom made for them even if they look absolutely horrible in it (see Mariah Carey at Golden Globes)
    4. Most likely an idiot Chanel staffer lied and told Karl that it was due to $ to calm him down

  • LolaLola

    kunty karl does not lie.

  • Casey C

    He didn’t ‘gift’ her with a dress worth 105k, he ‘gifted’ her with a sketch and some pins, probably little more than the start of a toile. The dress wasn’t made, therefore it’s worth nothing.

  • gexixumov

    just as Jeff replied I’m amazed that people can earn $7184 in four weeks on the internet .
    learn this here now

  • gexixumov

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    “earn online”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • dee

    the dress is actually already made, he mentioned that she should take it anyway cause its made in her size.

  • dee

    i actually seriously wanna know what happened, and who shes gonna end up wearing also, karl lagerfeld is known for being a bitch, but i dont think hes making this up, but i also believe meryl streep that she wouldnt wear anything in exchange for payment, for ethical reasons. she been an actress for so many years. she understand and knows what designers do for hollywood. sooo out of curiosity i truly wonder wtf happened!

  • Casey C

    “I made a sketch, and we STARTED to make the dress,”

  • dee

    Lol, thx for the reading lesson professor, but theres more to the story than what *just jared* posted, this story has been posted on other websites too. so yes, its already been made, it was already in the process of being finished actually. the oscars are 2 days away, you dont think he wouldve already done more than just a measley sketch. anyways ill let you think about it.

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