Lindsay Lohan lived up to her reputation as Hollywood’s party girl with a debut collection for Parisian fashion house Emanuel Ungaro at the Paris Fashion Week RTW (Ready to Wear), showing super-short pink dresses and blazers of same length. Fashion critics, however, looked aghast at Lohan’s bra tops and stripper-inspired nipple pasties. “We both love fashion, the different aspects, different styles from around the world, we like to mix everything up,” Lohan told reporters in a joint interview with Ungaro designer Estrella Archs.
The thigh-skimming dresses in peach, hot pink and white seemed designed for a Malibu Beach party, while sparkling nipple pasties flashing from underneath loose blazers were a reminder of Lohan’s own occasional wardrobe mishaps. Hearts printed on skirts and dresses, blazers with glittering lapels, ruffled dresses and leggings mirrored Lohan’s personal style, as captured by thousands of tabloid pictures.
“The best that can be said is that they tried,” commented Hilary Alexander, fashion director at the Daily Telegraph. Ungaro’s President Mounir Moufarrige, who hired Lohan as “artistic adviser” to revive the ageing brand and attract younger customers, looked pleased with the collection. He has been open about the marketing boost he expects from Lohan, who in turn is trying to rebuild her career after drug problems, stints in rehab, and a conviction for cocaine possession and driving under the influence.