25 posts tagged "Emanuel Ungaro"
The expectations were low. Well, frequently low and stewing in the wicked juice of potential schadenfreude. Unfortunately, as it turns out, Lindsay Lohan’s debut as artistic adviser at Emanuel Ungaro warranted them. After yesterday’s show, no one, it seems, had anything nice to say, whether about the circuslike atmosphere or the ticky-tacky, undeveloped clothes that came down the runway. Our own Nicole Phelps described it as “a bad joke of a fashion show, one with questionable color combinations, ‘bad eighties’ draped silk jackets and drop-crotch pants, old-fashioned and ill-judged fur stoles, and, yes, tasteless sequin pasties.” WWD called it “an embarrassment,” remarking that the clothes looked “cheesy and dated.” Meanwhile, The New York Times likened Lohan’s presence at a major French house to “a McDonald’s fry cook taking the reins of a three-star Michelin restaurant.” Ouch. Well, in a way, Mounir Moufarrige got his wish. Those runway shots and the images of Lohan’s teary bow, with designer Estrella Archs, have rippled out well beyond the fashion orbit. What did you think of Lindsay’s appointment and new collection? Let us know below.
Estrella Archs and Lindsay Lohan sat down yesterday to talk to Style.com about the new Emanuel Ungaro collection on which they’re collaborating. In separate rooms. With their runway debut scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, it’s too soon to say whether the unique relationship dreamed up by company CEO Mounir Moufarrige will be a success or even more short-lived than their predecessor Esteban Cortazar’s three-season stint at the French house. Archs, the chief designer, has Prada, Pucci, and Nina Ricci on her resume. Lohan, the brand’s artistic advisor has few qualifications other than being a clotheshorse (“It’s a problem, really,” she said) and being one of the most photographed women in the world. Forty-eight hours before the show, a lot remained to be done, but we can tell you to expect thigh-baring hemlines, hot pink and electric orange, and a heart motif that should win the brand a few new ones. When we asked the duo about their approach to the label, they came up with very different answers. “Reviving the DNA,” said Archs. “Bringing youth to it,” said Lohan. Together, maybe they’ll have something.
Christian Lacroix’s new white knight is an Ajman sheikh. This acquisition has “couture inspiration” written all over it. [WWD]
Don’t ask for your size. Presumably the Rodarte designs on display at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum this January will be given the white-glove treatment, so don’t even think about trying something on. [WWD]
Lindsay Lohan’s invitation to Miley Cyrus to come to the “Emanuel Ungaro show for the new collection i’ve designed” has many fashion folk, tweeters and otherwise, shaking their heads in distress. [Lindsay Lohan Twitter]
With the addition of Odin to the West Village, Mike Albo decrees that there’s still hope yet for the once “magic” neighborhood, Sex and the City bus tours be damned. [NYT]
The famously controlling Mr. Armani is letting go just a little. On the mend after a bout of hepatitis this summer, the designer has overseen some upper-level management restructuring in the hopes of cutting down his workload. [WWD]
Wrap your heads around this impressive piece of gossip: Karl Lagerfeld is out at Chanel; Albert Elbaz is in; and Olivier Theyskens is heading to Lanvin. Were you sitting down? (Remember, it’s just a rumor.) [A Shaded View on Fashion]
Blame it on Lohan: Esteban Cortazar is reportedly out at Emanuel Ungaro after clashing with execs over their “marketing and advertising strategy,” which included plans for lots of Lindsay. Who will take Cortazar’s place? [WWD]
In honor of World Environment Day, here are some “don’ts” in the world of ethical fashions. In light of these, let’s steer clear of all faux porcupine collars, okay? [The Guardian]