Meryl Streep & Karl Lagerfeld Are At War

by Stephanie Maida · February 24, 2017

Oh, say it ain't so! The King of Fashion and Queen of Hollywood are currently engaged in a head-to-head battle over - what else? - an Oscars dress. According to WWD, the Chanel team has been hard at work customizing a gray silk gown from their latest couture collection for the star, but was ordered to discontinue after refusing to pay her to wear it. Say whaaaat?

We mean, the designer was giving her the custom piece worth over $100,000 for free obviously, but the house has a noted policy of never paying anyone to wear them on the carpet. A rep reportedly let Chanel know that Ms. Streep found another brand that would cough up the big bucks for the *honor* and that was that. 

But you don't think Kaiser Karl kept mum on the issue did you? "A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?" he told WWD. The. Drama. To be fair, though, a member of Streep's team is claiming this is all bogus. "Absolutely false... it is against her personal ethics to be paid to wear a gown on the red carpet."

We can't wait to tune in on Sunday to see who Meryl's wearing (getting paid by) instead!

[Photo via Getty]

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