Considering that Meryl Streep not so long ago triggered a Trump Twitter meltdown with a speech at the Golden Globes, you'd think old men would think twice about tangling with her. Well, somebody tell that to Karl Lagerfeld.
It seems Streep canceled a couture Chanel dress from Lagerfeld for the Oscars because she wouldn't be paid to wear it. Lagerfeld then went on the record as very sniffy about it, saying: "A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?"
The Streep fans, as you might imagine, were not having it.
Streep's representative, however, then denied Lagerfeld's claim, stating that it's against the actress' personal ethics to accept payment for wearing someone's clothes. Then, Chanel itself undercut Lagerfeld's side of the story, telling the Hollywood Reporter that they engaged Streep in conversations "with the full understanding that she was considering options from other design houses" and were not told the reason that she decided to opt for a different dress.
Sounds like Karl's on his own this time, then, though perhaps Meryl will be too taken with his "embroidered gray silk number" to pass up wearing it on the biggest night in Hollywood. Then again, she could go dressed in garbage bags and look great.