'I Do Not Take This Lightly': Meryl Streep Issues Rebuttal to Karl Lagerfeld

Meryl Streep at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 29, 2017 in Los Angeles. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 

Meryl Streep at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 29, 2017 in Los Angeles. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 

Before this 7 days, Karl Lagerfeld claimed that anthropomorphic award exhibit statuette Meryl Streep had requested a personalized couture robe from Chanel for Sunday’s Oscars, only to rescind the ask for following one more fashion dwelling presented to pay her to put on its patterns as a substitute. “A genius actress,” Lagerfeld informed WWD, “but cheapness also, no?” Streep’s representatives denied the claim practically right away, but Chanel pushed again, stating that the model had “engaged in conversations with Ms. Streep’s stylist” with the “complete comprehension that she was taking into consideration selections from other design residences.”

Now, various times later on and following no further more developments, Streep herself has weighed in with a scorched-earth statement that can only be described as the PR equal of all all those *blows on fingers and sorts furiously* memes. 

She issued the pursuing to Persons on Saturday: 

“In reference to Mr. Lagerfeld’s ‘statement,’ there is no ‘controversy’: Karl Lagerfeld, a notable designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose costume I chose to put on, in an important business publication. That publication printed this defamation, unchecked. Subsequently, the story was picked up globally, and proceeds, globally, to overwhelm my overall look at the Oscars, on the occasion of my document breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience.

I do not just take this flippantly, and Mr. Lagerfeld’s generic ‘statement’ of regret for this ‘controversy’ was not an apology. He lied, they printed the lie, and I am even now waiting.”

Photo: Imgur

Photo: Imgur

In response, Chanel delivered the pursuing statement from Lagerfeld to WWD (as nicely as to Fashionista) on Sunday:

“Chanel engaged in conversations with Ms Streep’s stylist, on her ask for, to design a costume for her to put on to the Academy Awards. Just after an casual dialogue, I misunderstood that Ms Streep may have picked one more designer due to remuneration, which Ms Streep’s staff has confirmed is not the case. I regret this controversy and want Ms Streep nicely with her 20th Academy Award nomination.”

We will understand the destiny of Streep’s 20th nomination for Very best Actress in “Florence Foster Jenkins” — as nicely as which fortunate designer had the privilege of dressing her — on Sunday at the 89th Academy Awards.

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