In life, there are
10 11 commandments.
Honour thy father and thy mother features somewhere. As does thou shalt not kill. I believe adultery is frowned upon too.
But there is one commandment, dear readers, that white haired, black blazered Karl Lagerfeld seems to have forgotten: Thou shalt not insult thy Meryl Streep in an interview with a fashion, business, and beauty magazine.
In case you missed it, the Chanel fashion designer told Women’s Wear Daily the couture house was in the middle of making the actress a gown for the Oscars when she abruptly pulled out.
“Don’t continue the dress,” the 67-year-old’s team supposedly told Karl’s. “We found [another label] who will pay us.”
Clearly not happy about Hollywood’s largest name rejecting his label, Lagerfeld added: “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?”
Woah. Woah, man. Did you just insult Meryl? OUR Meryl? Have you no sense? No decency?
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Of course, the three-time Academy Award winner was keen to set the record straight.
Within hours, a representative responded to the hoopla, telling The Hollywood Reporter Karl’s pesky statements were false, and that it is “against [Meryl’s] personal ethics to be paid to wear a gown on the red carpet”.
Now in massive damage control, Chanel decided to release a statement of their own.
“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 label’s rep said.