AceShowbiz - %cMeryl Streep% broke her silence after famed designer Karl Lagerfeld accused her of selling out on the red carpet of the upcoming Academy Awards. The designer was fuming at the "Florence Foster Jenkins" actress for canceling his Chanel dress.
"I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress," Lagerfeld told WWD. But her team reportedly called to tell him, "Don't continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us." He added, "After we gift her a dress that's 100,000 euros [$105,000], we found later we had to pay [for her to wear it]. We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don't pay."
"A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?" the designer scoffed. Despite his bitterness, the dress was Streep's if she still wanted. "She could keep the dress because of the size," he said. "It's couture. It's perfect for her."
A representative for the 67-year-old actress was quick to set the record straight soon after Lagerfeld's statement made headlines. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Streep's rep insisted it's against her personal ethics to be paid to wear a gown on the red carpet.