Meryl Streep adorns Elie Saab gown to Oscars after Karl Lagerfeld feud
OHMYGOSSIP — Meryl Streep adorned a deep blue Elie Saab gown to the 89th Academy Awards after she slammed Karl Lagerfeld for tainting the event. The 67-year-old actress stunned in the deep blue bardot ensemble created by 52-year-old fashion designer at the star studded event, which took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (26.02.17).
The gown had many elements to it with the embellished off-the-shoulder detail, waist belt detail and the wrap front skirt, which showed off Meryl’s matching blue trousers that she wore underneath.
However, the ‘Mamma Mia!’ star – who was nominated for the Best Actress award at last night’s ceremony for her role in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ – was reportedly set to wear a garment designed by 83-year-old Chanel designer, but decided against it when she was accused by the creative mastermind of ditching him in favour of someone who was going to pay her for wearing their creations.
Speaking previously in a statement, Meryl – who presented the Best Cinematography award with Javier Bardem to ‘La La Land’ – said: “Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. That publication printed this defamation, unchecked. Subsequently, the story was picked up globally, and continues globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record-breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honour in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience.”
Meryl’s declaration came after Karl apologised for having “misunderstood” the situation when he spoke out to Women’s Wear Daily. He said in a statement: “Chanel engaged in conversations with Ms. Streep’s stylist, on her request, to design a dress for her to wear to the Academy Awards. After an informal conversation, I misunderstood that Ms. Streep may have chosen another designer due to remuneration, which Ms. Streep’s team has confirmed is not the case. I regret this controversy and wish Ms. Streep well with her 20th Academy Award nomination.”
However, the screen legend didn’t feel his response was adequate. She added in her statement: “Mr. Lagerfeld’s generic ‘statement’ of regret for this ‘controversy’ was not an apology.”
Featured image: Meryl Streep attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images/AFP/Scanpix)
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