The biggest industry event is here again, the 2017 Oscars will be watched by around 37 million people world wide. Not surprisingly all the celebrities want to look their bests at this prominent event and they prepare for it way in advance.
Famous designers have a lot of skin in this game and this is the time of the year when all of them want to shine! (literally shine their diamond decorated dresses and style)
Meryl Streep is not just an actress,but maybe the most well know and critically acclaimed actresses of the 2017 Oscars Gala. Her dress will definitely get a lot of attention and will be the talk of the night, especially now...
In a nutshell Meryl Streep decided to wear Chanel instead of Karl Lagerfeld who supposedly was already working on her dress for the event. So the accusations and outbreaks going back and forth publicly between Meryl Streep and Mr Lagerfeld and the whole dress drama causing a big hype now.
In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Lagerfeld explained, "I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress." He then said he received a phone call from one of Streep's representatives who said, "Don't continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us." He additionally insisted that Chanel never pays celebrities to wear their designs. Lagerfeld then snuck in one final dig when he said, "A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?"
The explanation why she changed her mind is : "Chanel engaged in conversations with Ms. Streep's stylist to design a dress for her to wear to the Academy Awards, with the full understanding that she was considering options from other design houses," the statement reads. "When informed by the stylist that Ms. Streep had chosen a dress by another designer there was no mention of the reason. Chanel wishes to express our continued and deep respect for Ms. Streep."
This whole dress drama must have been just a huge misunderstanding because what world famous actress would actually care about getting paid for wearing a dress?! Meryl Streep is still upset and waiting for an apology from Mr Lagerfeld for the accusations that he published.
“In reference to Mr. Lagerfeld's ‘statement,’ there is no ‘controversy’: Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. That publication printed this defamation, unchecked. Subsequently, the story was picked up globally, and continues, globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience. I do not take this lightly, and Mr. Lagerfeld's generic ‘statement’ of regret for this ‘controversy’ was not an apology. He lied, they printed the lie, and I am still waiting.”