Taking a cue from her character in "The Devil Wears Prada," Meyrl Streep condescendingly demands an apology from couture legend, #Karl Lagerfeld for an apparent misunderstanding over the dress she is to wear to the Oscars ceremony Sunday. In her best Miranda Priestly fashion, Streep publicly criticized the head designer and creative director of the Chanel fashion house because he claimed she had backed out of plans to wear his designer gown on Hollywood's biggest night. It seems Lagerfeld received information that Streep wanted to cancel the order due to the fact that another fashion house had offered to pay her to wear their #Oscar dress..
Apology unaccepted by Streep
Lagerfeld's representative contacted Women's Wear Daily (WWD) over the misunderstanding and chalked it up to an unfortunate incident. A heartfelt apology was extended by the German-born designer, but in true Miranda Priestly form, Streep was having none of it. Not only did she issue a blistering public reprimand of Lagerfeld's original claim, she also turned her wrath on WWD for reporting it in the first place. In true over-the-top Hollywood hubris, Streep believes the WWD story was deliberately promoted globally in order to somehow tarnish her appearance at the Oscars and lessen the effect of her record-breaking 20th nomination. She stated that the designer's generic statement of regret over the controversy was not an apology, and that she would not take it lightly.
Mixing up Hollywood and politics
Since it seems to be the new Hollywood thing, politics dominate the awards shows now. Last month at the Golden Globes ceremony, Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award and decided to school Trump in her acceptance speech. Trump responded by referring to her as one of Hollywood's most overrated actresses. This is not surprising since Hollywood has positioned itself as the unequivocal authority on everything, including who should and who should not be president. In case you missed it, Streep is vying for a best actress award for her performance in “Florence Foster Jenkins.” #Meryl Streep