Karl Lagerfeld Calls Meryl Streep Cheap: OUCH
In an interview with WWD, the Chanel creative director claimed Streep ordered a dress from the famed fashion house, and abruptly canceled not long after.
“I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress,” Lagerfeld told WWD. Days later, a phone call came in from a member of Streep’s camp. “’Don’t continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us,’” Lagerfeld quoted the messenger.
Chanel, he noted, has a policy of not paying celebrities to wear its clothes, apparently even those of the “greatest living” ilk…“We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don’t pay,” Lagerfeld said.
“A representative for the actress” told THR that Lagerfeld’s claim is “absolutely false, and that it is against her personal ethics to be paid to wear a gown on the red carpet.”