Meryl Streep wears Elie Saab to 2017 Oscars after dress drama with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld

Meryl Streep made a dramatic entrance at the 2017 Oscars with a non-Chanel ensemble.

The 67-year-old Hollywood star wore a gorgeous blue pant-dress by Lebanese fashion house Elie Saab instead.

Streep found herself at the center of controversy a couple of days ago after Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld claimed the 20-time nominee turned down one of his dresses because they wouldn't pay her to wear the gown.

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Actor Meryl Streep attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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Actor Meryl Streep in the audience during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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Actor Meryl Streep attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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US actress Meryl Streep arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.



The "Florence Foster Jenkins" star slammed Lagerfeld's claims, and the designer released a statement early Saturday claiming the whole fiasco was simply a "misunderstanding."

However, the legendary actress wasn't going to let it slide, slamming the apology in a fiery statement:

"Subsequently, 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 honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience. I do not take this lightly, and Mr. Lagerfeld's generic 'statement' of regret for this 'controversy' was not an apology."

RELATED: All the looks at the 2017 Oscars:

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Jennifer Aniston put her best foot forward in an extremely sexy black dress that featured a thigh-high sliy an nd a plunging neckline. Lookin' good J! REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Metallic maven! Red-carpet veteran Jessica Biel strikes gold in this unique number.

Nicole Kidman was the epitome of perfection in a sparkling nude Armani gown she paired with a dramatic red lip.

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'La La Land' star Emma Stone stunned, yet again, in a fringed gold Givenchy ensemble. She looked sophisticated with her dramatic red lip and Old Hollywood-inspired curls.

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Lady in red! Ginnifer Goodwin matched the red carpet in a long-sleeved, sheer ensemble that she matched with a clutch of the same color.

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'Fifty Shades Darker' star Dakota Johnson opted for a more conservative look in a yellow-hued gown that covered most of her body.  

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Ruth Negga, nominee for Best Actress, wears vibrant red Valentino.

Wow! Charlize Theron stunned in metallic black Dior ensemble with a plunging neckline.

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The queen is back! Halle Berry made her triumphant Oscars return in a one-shoulder black-and-gold gown.

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Michelle Williams dazzled in a two-toned halter gown with a plunging neckline.

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Matt Damon looked totally dapper in his sleek tux, but it was his wife Luciana Barroso who stole the show in a sophisticated grey ensemble with a plunging neckline.

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Meryl Streep basically skipped the red carpet, but she made sure to show off her dress inside and was a stunner in a midnight blue off-the-shoulder dress. 

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Scarlett Johansson turned out to the Oscars in a totally different number, a pastel pink silky, flowy dress with a thick belt. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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"Moana" star Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian were quite the sexy pair. Johnson took a colorful approach in a midnight blue, velvet dress. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Brie Larson sported a sophisticated twist to the typical black gown with a dramatic neckline and a ruffled train.

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Busy Philipps, who hit the red carpet with BFF and date Michelle Williams, turned heads in a strapless velvet green gown with sheer accents.

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Viola Davis was a vision in bright red, wearing an off-the-shoulder look with a classy train.

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Hailee Steinfeld's sheer gown features floral embellishments in pastel shades. 

Chrissy Teigen hits the red carpet in a leggy style that has never failed her. She looks stunning!

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Ryan Gosling went the vintage route in a Gucci DIY Made to Order black velvet tuxedo and a black velvet bow tie. The look was both fun and unique. 

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Salma Hayek's spaghetti-strap bodice plays up her age-defying body -- are we really supposed to believe she's 50?!
Knockouts! Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner made quite the couple. Amelia looked incredible in a polka dot dress with a cape in a blush color. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Beautiful! Emma Roberts showed up to the red carpet with fiery new locks. But can we talk about that gown? Absolutely stunning!

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Stunning! Alicia Vikander's high-low dark lace gown stole the show. She paired the look with strappy heels and a gorgeous diamond choker. 

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OMG! Blanca Blanco's ultra-revealing slit is so front-and-center, we barely even notice the statement shoulders.

Leslie Mann is giving us serious Disney princess vibes (Belle anyone?!) in this bright yellow ball gown.

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She never disappoints! Olivia Culpo wears a one-of-a-kind Marchesa for Stella Artois gown.
Va-va-voom! Taraji P. Henson is a modern-day Jessica Rabbit in this figure-hugging blue velvet look by Alberto Ferretti.

John Legend's oversized bowtie he matched with his Gucci tux is just quirky enough to stand out.


Scarlett O'Hara, is that you? Nancy O'Dell goes for old-school glamour in this full red ballgown.
Where do we even start?! E! News host Zuri Hall's multi-textured lavender gown is a true work of art.
The definition of "blonde bombshell," Karlie Kloss' streamlined white Stella McCartney look stole the show.

Gorgeous! Octavia Spencer wowed in an off-the-shoulder Marchesa dress with a feathery bottom.

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Aloha! Auli'i Cravalho, voice of Disney's Moana, embraces her Hawaiian roots in a shell-inspired white gown with gold detailing.
Crisp & clean: Lucas Hedges is tailored to perfection in a classic tux.
Hollywood hunk! Luke Bracey ups the game in a black velvet coat.
Fashion Police host Brad Goreski is smart and stylish in a blue velvet smoking jacket.
Glen Powell looks casual on the carpet, but he still cleans up nice in a black tux.
Jason Bateman let Amanda Anka steal the show in her sheer dove gray lace number. Gotta love a sexy halter top!
It's all in the details: TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos' asymmetrical nude gown features a stunning waterfall sleeve.
Sofia Carson is Oscars royalty in a white tulle ballgown with metallic detailing.
Aldis Hodge accents his tux with statement jewelry.
Look at that figure! 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts glows in gold.
John Savage ditches the black suit/black shoes rule with brown kicks.
A far cry from her 'Star Wars' wardrobe: Felicity Jones' delicate ballerina-inspired tulle dress is understated but stunning.
Isabelle Huppert vamps up an angelic white dress with a bold scarlet lip.
Michael Strahan goes for luxury in a black velvet suit.
Can you believe she's only 14?! Brianna Perez accents her ivory gown with a shimmering silver choker.
Jackie Chan appeared on the carpet with two adorable friends! The star has two real pandas of his own and is an advocate for panda protection.
Jerry O'Connell mixes things up in a silky maroon blazer with dark brown lapels.
'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins smiles big in a crisp black tux with silk lapels.

Sofia Boutella took a fashion risk with an unexpected feathery twist.

"Hacksaw Ridge" star Teresa Palmer looked gorgeous in a silver number with tons of pleats. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Sunny Pawar's kicks -- and awesome attitude! -- are second to none on the red carpet.
Shohreh Aghdashloo is head-to-toe majestic in shimmering black.
Andrew Garfield, nominee for Best Actor, is in good spirits in a slim-fit tux.
Why play by the rules? Riz Ahmed's perfect-fitting blue suit is fun but event-appropriate.
David Oyelowo's clean white jacket is a red-carpet win.
Vince Vaughn was handsome as ever at the Oscars. He's wearing Johnston & Murphy X David Hart Lace Ups. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Director Ava DuVernay commands the carpet in a dramatic gray A-line gown.
Jharrel Jerome's black-and-white look is a fashion win for the star's first Oscars ceremony.
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Screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney is full-on white on white, all the way down to his squeaky-clean loafers.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Tracy Pollan attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Michael J. Fox attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
AMPAS CEO Dawn Hudson looked lovely in white. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Screenwriter Allison Schroeder rocks a gorgeous rose-toned chiffon V-neck gown.
SLAY! No one could rock this incredible multidimensional gown quite like Janelle Monae.
Dev Patel joins the white jacket trend -- and we're loving the scruffy 'do!
She never ages! Laura Dern rocks a sequinned navy gown.
Have mercy! Mahershala Ali is breaking hearts all over the world in this picture-perfect black-on-black ensemble.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Andrew Garfield attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Was math class always this hot? Priyanka Chopra is a geometric goddess in this innovative architectural look.
Lookin' good! Javier Bardem ditched the predictable bowtie for a thin black tie and smart suit from Gucci.
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson contrast yet complement each other: He wears a deep blue jacket and matching tie, while she opted for romantic peach ruffles.
Always an original! Faye Dunaway's buttoned-up look turned heads on the red carpet.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Kate McKinnon attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Sara Bareilles was absolutely stunning in a red dress with an angled neckline. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Jeremy Renner put his best foot forward in a classic tuxedo. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller looked quite classy in a tux and a red dress. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Best Actor nominee Casey Affleck is all cleaned up for his big night -- but he kept his trademark scruffy beard and ponytail! (Did you really expect anything else?)
What can he say except "you're welcome"? 'Moana' star Dwayne Johnson is a real-life demigod in a fun blue velvet jacket and gray pants.
Putting everyone's husbands to shame: Chris Evans conquered the red carpet in this unexpected all-blue ensemble.
Sheldon's looking dapper! Jim Parsons is far from his nerdy "Big Bang Theory" persona on the red carpet. He rocked Johnston & Murphy shoes.
She's giving us butterflies! Kelly Ripa surprised onlookers with a a creature-adorned navy gown.
Go bold or go home! Cynthia Erivo proves she's not afraid of patterns in an A-line frock.

Terrence Howard and Mira Pak arrive at the Oscars. Howard is wearing a Piaget timepiece.

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Meryl let her look do all the talking at the ceremony, dazzling in the sparkly ensemble complete with a statement belt and clutch of the same hue.

However, the actress experienced a scary moment during her walk down the red carpet, almost tripping as her heel got caught in her dress. Watch the moment that was way too close for comfort:

Host Jimmy Kimmel then put her in the hot seat over her outfit during his opening monologue, but it was all in good fun:

"Nice dress by the way, is that an Ivanka?" he asked her to roars of laughter, aiming the diss at President Donald Trump's daughter as well.

Streep was nominated for Best Actress for her role in "Florence Foster Jenkins," losing to "La La Land" star Emma Stone.

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