Check out the video I’ve inserted of post show footage.
Fashion web pages are abuzz today with talk of the first Ungaro line Creatively Directed by Lindsay Lohan; it’s safe to say that the hornet’s nest has been nettled, as the noise is mostly critical. WWD rips apart the collection calling it unprofessional, and “cheesy”.
On first hearing that Lindsay was chosen to be affiliated with the ailaing Ungaro brand, fashion insiders couldn’t help but scoff. The question is begged: was Ungaro’s collection doomed before it hit the runway? Yes, of course it was. Lohan’s reputation is nothing if not erratic and comical, on both her personal and professional resumes. Her sense of style has been panned much more than praised. So it follows that choosing her as Creative Directior was as obvious a PR stunt as was choosing a dimwitted VP running mate because she’s a woman.
Like so much in Lohan’s life, this too has become a collision course of failure. For what the Internet says, the people hold to be true.
There were probably a total of five looks (at the most) that deserved criticism, which is not more than any other collection. The critique of an overdone heart theme is just thinly veiled disapproval of Lohan’s involvement. If Richie Rich had done this it wouldn’t have batted an eye. If Marc Jacobs or Matthew Williamson had done it hearts would have been the new motif for spring.
Is the new collection great? No, it isn’t. At times it does seem a bit childish, but it is also not as horrifying as everyone else seems to think.