Meryl Streep has accused designer Karl Lagerfeld of attempting to spoil her appearance at the Oscars, after he claimed she was being paid to wear a gown on the red carpet.
Their row made headlines around the world following his allegation that Streep had decided against wearing a Chanel gown because she could be compensated for wearing a dress by a different designer.
Yesterday, Lagerfeld admitted he had been mistaken and expressed regret for his remarks – but the actress dismissed his mea culpa, and said it was a weak attempt at an apology.
Streep said: “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.”
The 67-year-old is in the running for a best actress gong at the Academy Awards for her portrayal of an eccentric opera singer in Florence Foster Jenkins.
A win at the Dolby Theatre tonight would mean she has a fourth Oscar to her name… see more