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Lindsay Lohan’s design debut “an embarrassment”

New York Times says it’s “akin to a McDonald’s fry cook taking the reins of a three-star Michelin restaurant”


 

Lindsay Lohan’s first collection for French fashion house Ungaro, which debuted in Paris yesterday, has been excoriated by the fashion press. Women’s Wear Daily deemed it “cheesy and dated” and “quite simply an embarrassment.” The New York Times said the actress’ arrival at the 45-year-old Paris house known for $1,500 dresses and a tradition of couture craftsmanship was “akin to a McDonald’s fry cook taking the reins of a three-star Michelin restaurant.” The Mean Girls actress who holds the title of “creative advisor” collaborated on the line with designer Estrella Archs (who WWD notes “probably got the job in part for her willingness to sketch in Lohan’s shadow, and probably took it for its high-profile heritage”). There was a “Mean Girls motif at play” in the response to Lohan’s controversial appointment by fashion establishment, writes WWD, noting they were hoping for the “proverbial train wreck.” And they were not disappointed. “Hot pink, orange and flashy, with an overworked heart motif relentless in its execution, the collection displayed none of the promised younger side Lohan was supposed to deliver,” WWD snipes.

Women’s Wear Daily

The New York Times


 
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