In early October, Lindsay Lohan made her debut as “creative director” for the Emanuel Ungaro design house and was met with harsh criticism from the Fashion press … but the harshest critic yet, it turns out, is retired designer Emanuel Ungaro himself. In a new interview, Ungaro expresses how furious he is that his company put their design plans in Lindsay‘s hands … calling the whole collabo a “disaster”. Ouch!
The namesake and founder of Emanuel Ungaro has added his voice to the chorus of critics attacking Lindsay Lohan’s debut for the famed fashion house at its spring/summer 2010 show. “[Her] collaboration was a disaster,” Ungaro told the U.K.’s Independent of Lohan’s first efforts as artistic adviser alongside designer Estrella Archs. “I am furious but I can’t do anything about it.” The designer, who retired in 2004, said he worried that his former line was “in the process of losing its soul.” Emanuel further lamented that the problems weren’t just at his own line. “This happens to a lot of designers, we were the creators and patrons, responsible for the creation and destiny of our houses. But when we gave up our houses, we gave up our soul,” he said.
Ugh … well, at least Ungaro can look on the bright side — he’s not alone in asserting that Lindsay‘s Fashion debut was a disaster … unfortch for him, tho, he no longer has a say in what goes on at his namesake company. Poor thing.