LiLo's Fashion Line a Triumph for the Masses

Sure, Lindsay Lohan's collection was dissed—but really, this is how fashion should be
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2009 4:13 PM CDT
A model displays a creation by Estrella Archs and co-designer Lindsay Lohan for French fashion house Emanuel Ungaro's Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2010 fashion collection, Oct. 4, 2009 in Paris.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan’s fashion debut was “widely panned,” which came as “no surprise, of course.” But though “the looks were inelegant, off-trend, and styled with about as much je ne sais quois as a drunk teen let loose inside a Forever 21,” Erika Kawalek writes on DoubleX, “I loved this fashion show.” It brought fashion out of “the province of professional designers” and put it back into women’s hands.

“Before fashion was controlled by fashion dictators—designers who invent seasonal looks for women without regard for what women actually want or whether women want anything new at all—women used to collaborate with skilled dressmakers,” Kawalek continues. Now, Fashion Week celebrates “the idea of women not inventing for themselves”—so thanks, Ungaro, for giving Lindsay a chance to invent, and thus “shaking up the boring runway establishment.”