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05 Mar 2017

Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld Go Head-To-Head

They’re the crème de la crème of the acting and fashion world, but that hasn’t stopped legendary actress Meryl Streep and Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld from engaging in an all-out spat. 

The battle horn was blown earlier this week when Lagerfeld claimed that Streep dropped out of wearing a Chanel creation to the Academy Awards in favour of a designer who would pay her money to do so. Prior to the Oscars taking place, the French designer told Women's Wear Daily that he was in the process of producing a gown for the Florence Foster Jenkins Best Actress nominee, when he received a call from her camp informing him that she no longer required the dress as they had “found somebody who will pay us." 

However, multiple Oscar-winning actress Meryl has gone on the defence against the claims and branded the 83-year-old creative director of Chanel a liar. Streep, 67, said: "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.” 

She went on to accuse Lagerfeld of attempting to overshadow her appearance at the Oscars – for which she wore a blue dress from Lebanese designer Elie Saab – on the occasion of her record-breaking 20th nomination, and demanded an apology from the notoriously critical fashion mastermind. Though Chanel issued a statement expressing regret over the controversy, Meryl isn’t satisfied. “Mr Lagerfeld’s regret for this ‘controversy’ was not an apology. He lied and I am still waiting,” she stated.

Eek, who will win this fight? 

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