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Yea, Nay, Or Eh: The Lindsanity Edition


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.

Photos: Marcio Madeira

Double Time: Lohan and Archs On Ungaro


Estrella Archs and Lindsay Lohan sat down yesterday to talk to 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.

Photo: Gary Gershoff/Wireimage