Once upon a time, Lindsay Lohan had talent. Once upon a time, she was a cute redhead, who was on the rise and was touted to be the next big thing. I first spotted her in that camp movie about twins, where she played both twins…some kiddie movie. And she was adorable! She was pretty good in Mean Girls too, which put her on everyone’s radar, and then along came fame. Fame, coupled with the enabling fame-whoring stage mother and father, alleged drugs and hard partying, a couple of car crashes, maybe some plastic surgery, fake tan, and a few other things thrown in, and today’s Lindsay Lohan barely resembles the girl she once was.
Why the house of Emanuel Ungaro would even consider her as their artistic consult is beyond me. If they even bothered to look at the recent pap photos of the starlet, they’d see that the girl’s style had deteriorated to resemble that of a crack-addicted…crack addict. The fake tan grease on her face, the bleached blond hair…the girl looks rough! And she’s not even 25 yet! That face is supposed to represent the French fashion house? Really? And what really baffles me, is that they were willing to lose Esteban Cortazar over this? For what? Publicity? Well, that’s one thing they definitely got!
Admittedly, I didn’t necessarily hate the collection, especially considering that it was put together in all of 3 weeks, after Cortazar quit. But as far as Lindsay’s artistic involvement goes, for which she was compensated in the millions, I really doubt that her contribution was material, if any at all. Though she definitely did what she was hired to do, the collection was talked about all over the world, while it might’ve been overlooked and ignored otherwise. And while others may disagree, I think that this not-so-cheap publicity stunt is not a stylish way for Ungaro to get noticed. Perhaps next time, they should just stick to what they are supposed to be good at and try hiring an actual designer with some talent, who’d create something original, instead of resorting to PR hype.
Lindsay during her Mean Girls year. Cute, right?
Recent photo of the 23-year old Lindsay.
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