All Images /Steve Wood
It would seem that New Zealanders aren’t the only ones who believe in the power of celebrity to give their fashion events some top spin. Over in Paris, Ungaro had their first Lindsay Lohan headed show yesterday. Steve Wood was on hand to capture the moment, and here’s what he had to say about it all. The guy should have been a gossip columnist.
“A sick-looking Lindsay Lohan was mobbed backstage at her debut show in Paris today by hundreds of paparazzi photographers who had infiltrated the building by all means, sneaking through secret passages in the old Louvre building. Security were no match for the hungry French paparazzi. Racks of clothes were crushed and security left helplessly on the floor when a rush of 70 photographers and the new wave of video paparazzi demolished a temporary wall in the backstage of the show. Lindsay, unable to come from the backstage cabin which was isolated in the corner of the backstage area came out when screams of video paparazzi anchor-women demanded that she be interviewed. Unable to leave the building by any other means she posed although looking shaken and bewildered.”
UPDATE: Just like Pamela Anderson-gate, Lindsay Lohan’s debut has been ravaged by the critics. Here’s what they had to say:
From style.com “[It was] a bad joke of a fashion show, one with questionable color combinations, “bad eighties” draped silk jackets and drop-crotch pants, old-fashioned and ill-judged fur stoles, and, yes, tasteless sequin pasties. To top it off, the fabrics and the construction lacked the finesse you expect from a famous Avenue Montaigne brand.”
From WWD “Lindsay, it’s time to get serious about reviving the acting career. After just one season, one show, Mounir Moufarrige’s Lindsay-plus-one experiment is off to a troubled start. Lindsay Lohan, the house’s “creative director,” and designer Estrella Archs, (who probably got the job in part for her willingness to sketch in Lohan’s shadow, and probably took it for its high-profile heritage), made their joint debut on Sunday in an effort that was, quite simply, an embarrassment.”
It just goes to show, gimmicks and stunts never work on the catwalk. When will people learn?
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