So that Lindsay Lohan situation at Ungaro that we talked about a while back? Yeah, it's happening. Late last night, WWD reported that Ungaro had name Ms. Lohan the "artistic advisor" to the house. They've also got a new designer, Spaniard Estella Archs, who has shown her own collections in Paris as of late, though we're not super familiar with them. She's a Central Saint Martins grad who apparently has Nina Ricci, Cacharel, Hussein Chalayan, Emilio Pucci and Prada on her resumé. But according to the article Lindsay "kind of oversees everything [Archs] does, while working with her. Different generations have different ideas." This is sounding more press hungry by the minute. Oy. Ungaro CEO Mounir Moufarrige told WWD, "Everything we’re going to get is going to be a plus. I think the noise level around Lindsay will be very, very big.” Um, duh. If Lindsay goes to the bathroom, it's a story. But is tabloid press going to spark sales at the house? We're not convinced. But obviously Mourfarrige is. He's quite the smitten kitten about LL throughout the lengthy WWD piece, lauding the idea that she changes clothes five times a day and calling her closet a "mini-department store."
It's not that we think that Lindsay isn't incredibly interested in fashion. She obviously is. But the leap from leggings and fake tans to a venerable French fashion house, albeit one that isn't the most relevant right now, is still a huge leap. And her new boss/colleague/we don't what, is already saying, “Have you ever met two women who agree completely about fashion?” Perhaps not. But we have seen them able to create some gorgeous stuff. Guess we'll have to wait and see what these two bring to the runway in Paris. We're not holding our breath.