LiLo's Fashion Debut Slammed

Lindsay Lohan's collection for Emanuel Ungaro has few fans, to say the least
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2009 9:58 AM CDT
A model displays a creation by co-designers Estrella Archs and Lindsay Lohan for French fashion house Emanuel Ungaro's Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2010 collection, Oct. 4, 2009 in Paris.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan made her fashion debut yesterday at the Emanuel Ungaro show, and the fact that her acting got the better review shows just how awful it was: “We love Lindsay Lohan—as an actress. Period,” one art director tells the New York Times. “Call the fashion police!” Lohan took a fashion house known for $1,500 dresses and turned it into a showcase for sequin-covered pasties. More from the show:

  • The day before the show, Lohan offered a glimpse at her process, as she experimented with scarves and red sequin hearts. “This is just so cool,” she said of a white minidress covered with, yes, more sequins. “It needs more rhinestones, just so it pops.”
  • Elizabeth Snead took gleeful delight in recounting more negative feedback on the line, co-designed with Estrella Archs,  in the Los Angeles Times. One fashionista from the Wall Street Journal Tweeted that the clothes included “hearts on butts,” and Women’s Wear Daily called the collection an “embarrassment” with “an overworked heart motif relentless in its execution.”
  • “It's not good to show your nipples so they should be covered,” said an oh-so-wise Lohan—but, Snead points out, “this did not explain why some models wore larger versions of the ubiquitous heart-shaped pasties on their foreheads.”