So the world is abuzz (more pictures on the link) because of the disaster of a fashion show in Paris displaying Lindsay Lohan's first collection as a part of Emanuel Ungaro. I have read lots and lots of reviews and no one liked it. Editors ran from the show so they couldn't be trapped into answering reporters questions. Apparently this was the fashion equivalent of putting a McDonald's in the Louvre. The same weekend it was announced that the Mona Lisa will be asking patrons whether you want fries with that, here comes Lindsay Lohan consulting for one of the French fashion houses.
From what I understand Lindsay was just the consultant here and not the designer. Estrella Archs was the designer. Lindsay is the artistic adviser so I am trying to figure out how she is to blame other than the fact that when her job was announced, Ungaro's designer quit. This announcement left just three weeks for a new designer to be hired and to make an entire line of clothes. Sure, there were some ridiculous pieces in this show, but I have seen crazier things in lots of other French shows. As much as I dislike Lindsay and would like to see her disappear from my brain and memory forever, I didn't think this line was the worst thing ever when compared to other shows. Nothing ever looks like it can be worn even in what is supposed to be ready to wear. Did the pasties on the breasts look ridiculous? Sure, but so did the Hannibal Lecter masks last week in another show.
I will always be the first in line to take my turn at trashing Lindsay. In fact I will push and shove my way to the front, but I think if this show is truly awful the responsibility is more on the director of the company and the designer he hired and the bad publicity he knew would ensue from hiring someone as polarizing as Lindsay for one of France's traditional fashion houses rather than on Lindsay herself.