Last week, Lindsay Lohan was named the face of young German designer Philipp Plein‘s spring 2012 campaign. And this week Lohan really threw herself into her “face” duties, sitting front row at Plein’s Milan show, hanging out with the designer all around town, and even wrapping the Spring 2012 campaign shoot.
Thankfully, the campaign (which we saw in progress on JustJared) is far classier than we first feared. Shot in Como on what looks like a diving board, Lohan proved her modeling skills, posing artfully in a red-and-white outfit (American flag bag included) while scaling a ladder in scary-high stilettos. She also donned a pretty floor-length gown in the shoot. Overall, we have to say, Lindsay looked well…nice: She smiled, laughed and looked generally happy and more put together than usual. Plus, it’s nice to see the girl in something that covers more than her upper thigh.Similarly, perched front row at Plein’s show, Lohan looked positively glowing (love the braid, Linds!) and we have yet to hear about any cat fights or drunken behavior from her stint in Milan.
It seems the troubled star is indeed trying to leave her bad-girl ways in the past, saying in a press conference, reported in The New York Post, “I think maybe people’s perceptions of me have been kind of taken out of context just from what you see and read.” Sure, Lindsay, sure…
But whether her comeback materializes or not, you can’t fault the girl for trying (like really, really trying), even if the whole thing does have a distinct whiff of desperation–especially since The New York Post reported that Lindsay “hadn’t met Plein until Friday or seen a stitch of the designer’s new line until Saturday.”
Of course, this has publicity stunt written all over it–clearly what drew Plein and Lohan together in the first place. Still, we’re just glad she’s not wearing a skull merkin in the campaign.
**All Photos JustJared