The 67-year old actress who has been gracing the Oscars for more than 30 years and has been nominated a whopping 19 times, will no longer be wearing the customized Chanel dress for the grand evening as the French brand failed to meet her demand. Streep had selected a Chanel outfit for the illustrious evening initially. Only to let go off it later. 

b’Meryl Streep at Oscars in an outfit by Lanvin (2015), Image Source: AFP’

Going by a report filed by,  Streep had demanded a paycheck for wearing a Chanel dress on the eve of Oscars, especially designed by none other than the iconic creative director of the brand, Karl Lagerfeld.  

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Karl who had reportedly started work on Streep’s chosen outfit that costs around 1 Lac Euros, was informed about her change in mind at the last minute. “I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress. Days later, a phone call came in from a member of Streep’s camp saying that don’t continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us. A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?,” said the designer. 

b’Meryl Streep at Oscars in an outfit by Lanvin (2012), Image Source: AFP’

The report also quoted the disappointed German designer saying that the brand policy doesn’t allow them to pay celebrities and that the actress can keep it as a gift. “We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don’t pay. She could keep the dress because of the size,” said Karl.

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And this time with Chanel going off-list, all eyes will certainly be on Meryl Streep as she walks down in glory in a paid dress for Oscars on Sunday evening.