Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld have both released new statements in regard to their “feud” — or misunderstanding — regarding whether she would be paid to wear the designer’s gown at the Oscars tonight.
In case you forgot, the feud grew this week when Lagerfeld accused Streep of “cheapness” in a report that she eventually chose a gown from another designer so that she could be paid to wear it.
Now, after a few days of simmering feud feelings after Lagerfeld’s “cheapness” comment made Streep look, well, not great, both parties have released new statements updating their positions in the affair.
To Lagerfeld’s credit, he apologized a bit in his statement, acknowledging he may have misunderstood Streep’s motivations, saying in full:
“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.”
Great, right? All’s well that ends well?
Not in this case!!
Streep released a statement too, and she went IN on the initial false accusations, the bad reporting therein, and the fallout from it that has made her look bad on the eve of the awards show!!!
Streep’s statement, in full:
“In reference to Mr. Lagerfeld’s ‘statement,’ there is no ‘controversy’: 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 honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience. I do not take this lightly, and Mr. Lagerfeld’s generic ‘statement’ of regret for this ‘controversy’ was not an apology. He lied, they printed the lie, and I am still waiting.”
You know what? Good for her.
Yes, good for Lagerfeld for owning up to the misunderstanding — but good for a legend like Streep who won’t let herself be defamed thanks to an unfortunate and untimely misunderstanding.
Should make tonight’s show even a little more controversial than it already might have been!!
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