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Emanuel Ungaro Bashes Lindsay Lohan's Collection as a "Disaster"

11/11/2009 at 10:35 AM ET

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Emanuel Ungaro, founder of the fashion house which still bears his name, has publicly criticized Lindsay Lohan‘s recent collection, European newspapers report. On Monday evening, according to the Agence French Presse, the 76-year old Ungaro told an audience at the Estoril film festival in Lisbon, Portugal on Monday, that the collection on which Lohan served as fashion consultant “was a disaster.” The venerable designer continued, “I’m furious but there isn’t a thing I can do. I have absolutely no link with that house,” added Ungaro who sold his house to an investment fund in 2005. Lohan, 23, was announced as Artistic Advisor to the house in September and, less than a month later, presented her first collection designed in collaboration with Estrella Archs, who herself had only been named as the house’s designer at the end of July. At its showing in October, the Lohan/Archs collaboration was trashed by many critics, while the company itself supported their work, telling PEOPLE at the time of the designing duo, “This is a fashion couple.” According to reports, Ungaro told his audience that the house which bears his name was “well on its way to “losing its soul.” Ungaro explained, “This happens to a lot of designers. We were creator/owners, responsible for both the designs of the house and its destiny. But when you give up your house, we’ve also given up our soul.” –Peter Mikelbank

Judge for yourself! See the whole collection at InStyle.com.

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Fashion Without Guilt on

I personally thought the line was very fresh, young, and sleekishly sexy. I think the “fashion couple” which included Lindsay Lohan was a great success. If I was able to afford they clothing I would have a pair of the harem pants and several dresses.

So Lindsay please keep up the good work. They need some fresh young talent in the design house these days.

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Erika on

It’s not her designs that are killing her…it’s her reputation that people cannot get past. Britney Spears may be capable of a comback, but Lindsey Lohan is not.

Patty on

a goat rodeo…worse than a hot mess!

Frida on

well, what did they expect? Lindsay Lohan is not a designer, just look at her horrible leggings “collection”.

Ruth on

I really liked the clothes. They had a different look and very much for a younger crowd. Most critics are old and can’t understand the new fashion. These same critics are the ones who give good reviews to designers who design clothes that everyday people wouldn’t wear!

just a reader on

omg, are you ppl blind?!? Emanuel Ungaro has every right to be upset, the man is a genious and somehow Lindsay becomes some kind of a ‘consultant’ when she herself is hotter than an hot mess, that girl has serious issues and you can add lack of fashion sense to those issues, uGh, i have no pity for her. she fails at everything she does.

Laura on

UMMM…why do actresses think they have what it takes to be fashion designers? Just because you’re “famous” actress or artsy definitely DOES NOT make you knowledgeable in fashion. With all the wonderful up & coming designers out there, Lindsay’s fashion line is a slap in the face! And that goes for Paris, Jennifer Lopez, etc. There are VERY FEW exceptions (in my opinion).

Milly on

Some people will jump on the bandwagon just because she’s famous, but when it comes down to the details of the design, and the actual looks put down the runway, Ungaro is 100% correct that the show was a disaster.

Lindsay Lohan has no background in fashion, apart from wearing it daily. While some starlets succeed in the industry (Mary-Kate & Ashley’s Elizabeth and James line is surprisingly well-done and thoughtful), most will not, because they have no aim other than to create things they want to wear.

Mecala on

Hopefully she since discovered that snorting coke doesn’t make you more creative.

GeeMoney on

Can Hollywood just broom Lindsay Lohan already??!?!? I’m so sick of hearing about her drinking, drugging and pathetic life in general. She’s basically just poison. The fact that anyone is still willing to try to give her some work to help their cause is basically just getting burned now. When is everyone (minus the pas who make money off of her retardedness) going to wake up?Ugh.

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