Back in late September and early October, Lindsay Lohan uprooted herself from her professional obligations in New York and Los Angeles (snicker) and moved to Paris to work as a “creative consultant” to Ungaro. Now, we all kind of figured it was going to bad, but I was thinking it was going to be more “cheap LA middle-class hooker-ware” rather than “budget K-Mart pasties meant for budget strippers”. I was wrong. The heart shaped pasties ruled the Ungaro runway, as did Lindsay Lohan’s glassy eyes and general cracked out ridiculousness.
After that, Lindsay was all “I didn’t design any of the stuff you people hate” and she threw the actual designer under the bus. Then, a few weeks ago, the founder of Ungaro slammed Lindsay publicly. Many thought it was only a matter of time before Lindsay simply got fired, yet again. We were wrong! The guy who currently runs Ungaro, Chief Executive Mounir Moufarrige, says that Lohan’s staying and that all of her cracked out shenanigans worked in the long run, because the line did “sell well”.
Looks like Lindsay Lohan won’t be joining the nation’s ballooning population of unemployed Americans.
After critics called her debut collection an “embarrassment,” the 23 year-old star will keep her position as artistic advisor for fashion house Emanuel Ungaro, the company’s chief executive Mounir Moufarrige said Tuesday.
“Yes (she’s staying on), she has a job to do,” Moufarrige said in Milan, reports Reuters.
Designer Ungaro himself was among Lohan’s critics, calling Lohan’s designs (including sequined, heart-shaped pasties) a “disaster.”
“Mr. Ungaro has his views, he can keep them. I have no comment,” Moufarrige retorted.
As for the professional reviews from the likes of Women’s Wear Daily, he conceded, “I am sure we can do better in the collection to be honest but I think it was harsh … But it did sell well.”
After Lohan’s Paris show Oct. 4, a Women’s Wear Daily critic hissed, “Lindsay, it’s time to get serious about reviving the acting career,” adding that the audience watched the runway with “endless snickers and rolled eyes.”
Moufarrige added there is “more buzz” around Ungaro as a result of Lohan’s involvement.
[From Us Weekly]
Um… who is buying the Ungaro collection? I mean, what stores? Like, Saks Fifth Avenue, or Harrod’s, or who? I want names. Because whatever store carries Ungaro’s heart-shaped pasties should have their buyer fired. Anyway, it looks like Lindsay has been enabled once again into thinking that she’s actually functioning. Damn it!