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

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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.

GeeMoney on

I meant minus the paparazzi (paps).

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Tracy on

How about remembering that she is someone’s daughter? None of us, male or female can say we have not disappointed our parents.

Do I agree with her choices? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Her farray into fashion, not so good. If I were her parent, I would FORCE her to get sober (yeah, kicking and screaming)and still FORBIDDING her from apprearances until she got her life together. No access to money until 32yrs of age (in trust).

Call me then, work your ass off until you can be responsible. Lindsay, come into my home anytime. You have 4 of my 4 kids kids rooting for you. Me included, but do be ready for a “real” home.

Tiffany on

I love this white one shoulder dress that she is wearing in the photo!

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Barrett Wiita on

Lindsay, pls go to chruch or somewhere peaceful, where you can talk with our lord Jesus Christ without distraction. Talk to him, he already saved us from our sins, we just have to take the time to accept & truely live in his footsteps. You do that & he’ll be there for you & grant you unconditional happiness & support for your life here on earth. Forget about all the drama, he’ll take care of you If you truely give him your heart. I know everythings confusing right now, cheer up & pls give It a try, whats the hurt In trying? Love you & get better.

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Desion on

Lohan did her best between party times and if grunge were back, she’d be competative. At least the fashion bum might have other options.

Lena on

Let’s face it. I saw the collection and most of it is a boiling, hot mess. There is no way that any fashionista with a little bit of sense will spend any type of money to wear anything from that collection. I have said it before that unless it is going to be sold at Forever 21 for less than $10, no one is going to buy it.

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Sabrina on

Lindsey is a complete mess, I’ll admit that, but this line of clothes is actually pretty good. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever seen but the clothes look really nice.

I know she’s always on drugs and stuff, but I actually really care for Lindsey. She had (not is) been my role model for a long time. I loved her movies, and she even made comercials entertaining. I always tell my mom, if I could give a a good slap in the face to wake her up from this retarded dream she’s in I would. I would jsut go right up to her and yell and just let out all my feelings! I wish I could help her, but I can’t. So good luck Lindsey! I hope you don’t die! (like seriously)

Sabrina on

please lindsey if you see this please listen. I think your really pretty and just get some help. please, please, please! I’m begging you. talk to god and ask him to help you. please just go into rehad or something. I AM BEGGING! i just want to see you in movies again. Like Just My Luck! My brothers watch that movie over and over. It’s hilarious! You were so pretty! my role model. please please please get some help. I love you lindsey. If I could help you I would. please.

Love with all my heart,
Sabrina
p.s. GREAT CLOTHING LINE!

M.B. on

That was a mess. I mean a couple of dresses had some potential, but everything else was completely unflattering, and the color pallet they chose looked aweful together. They looked like a circus. Also, I don’t like how the models they chose to wear the clothing looked anorexic. Their legs looked like they were caving in.

I honestly don’t know why they chose Lindsay to help design a clothing line. Just look at what she is already wearing. Absolutely no fashion sense what-so-ever. Someone would have to be blind to have given her a job.

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That was a mess. I mean a couple of dresses had some potential, but everything else was completely unflattering, and the color pallet they chose looked aweful together. They looked like a circus. Also, I don’t like how the models they chose to wear the clothing looked anorexic. Their legs looked like they were caving in.

I honestly don’t know why they chose Lindsay to help design a clothing line. Just look at what she is already wearing. Absolutely no fashion sense what-so-ever. Someone would have to be blind to have given her a job.

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