Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Lindsay Lohan launched her new career as artistic advisor for Emanuel Ungaro earlier this morning as Ungaro's Spring 2010 collection headed down the runway at Paris Fashion Week. So how did she do? Let's take a look.

Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Lohan collaborated on the collection with designer Estrella Archs, and her influence can be seen in nearly every piece. It's not a secret that Lohan is a fan of old Hollywood glamour (particularly Marilyn Monroe), and I'm guessing this outfit was an homage of sorts.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I'm not a fashion expert, by any means, but in covering the major shows over the past few weeks I've noticed that this peachy-nude color is quite a trend for Spring 2010. Hot color aside, however, I feel like I've seen this dress before.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Lohan is a fan of short party dresses. I can see her wearing this. And many collections are featuring super-short cocktail dresses, so I suppose this fits in.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Here's where we start getting into trouble. The collection was inexplicably filled with tacky sequined hearts, including several heart pasties that just looked cheap on the Paris runway. Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph calls the pasties a "truly hideous fashion faux pas. Silver sequined "pasties", for example, belong in a lap dancing club unless you subscribe to a Jordan-esque dress code." Ouch.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

More pasties, more sighs.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I actually thought this dress was pretty cute. Of course, if I wore it, I would have to be with a pair of Lohan's favorite article of clothing, leggings. Dun dun dun!!! Perhaps this was Lohan's master plan all along.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

This is the face the model made when they told her she flew all the way to Paris Fashion Week to wear accessories that looked like they came from Claire's.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I'm not sure what's going on here, but it just seems...awkward.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Sometimes, fashion offers too much, and it's a great thing. Here, too much is just...too much. The heart-shaped headgear sets it over the edge.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I can't decide how I feel about this one. What say you, commenters?


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I'm not really loving the print on this one, and I think the print + the earrings is overkill. Again, I have no fashion sense, so please feel free to set me straight in the comments.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I love the color here.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Jenny Barchfield of the AP calls the inclusion of these heart-shaped head pasties a "baffling move." I just think they contributed to the overall heart overkill running through the collection. They were just unnecessary.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I like Lindsay Lohan, and I typically root for her, but a great deal of this collection felt very mall to me, you know? Almost as if I were seeing the Forever 21 knockoffs instead of the high fashion originals.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Again, really beautiful colors. The hot pinks and rich purples were the highlights of the collection. I wish they used them a bit more.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

While the color here is gorgeous, I'm not a big fan of the heart bandeau top.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Help me out, fashion people. What is the direction here?


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

This is a pretty standard Hollywood party girl dress. Lohan was brought to Ungaro because she was believed to understand younger buyers, most notably her friends. I suppose this speaks to that, as I can see many starlets picking this one up.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

If this is shapeless and unflattering on a model, I'm not sure how anyone else will pull it off.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

You didn't think we were going to get through a Lohan-influenced collection without leggings, did you?


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Ugh, no. This is just budget. I love you, Lilo, but this is Paris Fashion Week, not the first round of Project Runway.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I just can't, you guys.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

The shoes were pretty fun. These remind me of that Colors of Benetton perfume I had in 5th grade.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I like the cut of the shirt, but I'm not sold on the heart pattern.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I thought this look was pretty fun, actually. Everything is so short in this collection, but that's very Lohan, and that's also very Spring 2010, by the looks of other collections.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

But then we go back to looks like this, which just seem a bit derivative and cheap looking.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Very simple, very clean, not groundbreaking, but very Lohan. They knew her style when they hired her, and they seem to be celebrating it.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Again, when the collection shies away from color, it just seems a bit meh. That could just be a personal preference, though.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I actually kind of loved this. It's completely ridiculous, but it's fun.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

A bit of 80s, a bit of the future, and sadly, a bit of the heart bandeau epidemic running rampant through these pieces.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Again, it's not bad, it's just okay. And there's something very Forever 21 about some of this, which I suppose Ungaro was going for, in trying to reach a younger crowd, though perhaps not exactly in this way.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Two of hearts! Two hearts that beat as one! I'm confused! I'm confused!


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Simple, cute, young, fun. Go ahead, Lindsay.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

However, I think I saw these glasses at Target 2 years ago.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

Very cute, and probably would have been cuter without the stupid heart pasties distracting everyone.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I am 28 years old and I live in the woods. I am not the target demo for this, so to me, it looks like something you wear under a dress. However, I'm sure others feel differently.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

I got really excited when I saw these because they reminded me of the bottle for Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth perfume. The design is interesting, but I'm not sold on the plasticky material.


Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Debut As Ungaro's Artistic Director At Paris Fashion Week

So how did Lohan do? Okay, I guess. She did exactly what she promised: brought her style and sensibilities to a fashion house that wanted her input. The hearts were a mistake, I think, but the party dresses and rich colors are getting positive reviews. It wasn't the best collection at fashion week, by any means, and Lohan has a long way to go, and surely the knives will be out. As Alexander writes, "Lohan was visibly distressed as she took her bow and Archs was also close to tears," as both women most likely realize that some nasty reviews and a lot of hard work are in their future. But it wasn't a total disaster, and if nothing else, it will be interesting to see where Lohan and Ungaro go from here.

At Ungaro, Mayhem Erupts Over Lindsay Lohan [ABCNews]
Paris Fashion Week: Ungaro Spring/Summer 2010 [Telegraph]