Lindsay Lohan's Fashion Designer Debut for Emanuel Ungaro Panned

Lindsay Lohan burst into tears during the Paris Fashion Week runway show for Emanuel Ungaro, the fashion house for which she was a design consultant this past season. The actress-turned-fashion designer walked the runway with Spanish designer Estrella Archs, the latest head designer hired by Emanuel Ungaro, at the end of the show for her new collection and was obviously overwhelmed. Backstage the actress called her collaboration with Emanuel Ungaro, “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

The post-show applause was little more than a polite courtesy, as many audience members were left aghast at the sight of the sloppy and seemingly unfinished designs, as well as the glimpse of sequined pasties covering models’ breasts as the strutted the runway in blazers which would flap open — revealing nothing underneath.

“The reviews are in for the actress Lindsay Lohan’s controversial turn as a hired muse for the house of Emanuel Ungaro, and let’s just say her arrival was greeted by critics as if a McDonald’s fry cook had been installed as the chef of a three-star Michelin restaurant,” wrote the NY Times’ Eric Wilson.

And later: “Ungaro’s latest maneuver was at least effective in drawing a heavy-hitting audience, as the editors in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, In Style and Elle and buyers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Bergdorf Goodman all attended. But they scrambled for the exits as soon as the show ended, with little applause as Ms. Lohan and Ms. Archs took a bow together on the runway. One retail chief said he had asked for a ticket only because he thought the show would be a spectacle. Another said he would not buy the line, but declined to identify himself ‘because I don’t want my name associated with that train wreck.’”

Hint magazine called the collection “pinky but not panky, and honestly not good enough to be part of the official Paris calendar.” Furthermore, Lohan apparently went shopping the day before the Ungaro runway show and then handed the bill over to Ungaro to be paid. “And then, after a hard day of shopping, she had a wild night and canceled an interview with Suzy Menkes. [Does] one refuse an audience with the pope because of a hangover? She did.”

One response to “Lindsay Lohan's Fashion Designer Debut for Emanuel Ungaro Panned”

  1. Eyeglasses

    WHY do people like Lindsay Lohan?? She’s pointless. She’s a horrendous actress and a fashion catastrophe. Even if she wore eyeglasses, she would not look smart… because she isn’t smart!! I wish she would go away.

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