It’s been a rough week for Lindsay Lohan and Estrella Archs, the artistic adviser and designer, respectively, behind Ungaro’s controversial SS10 collection. Immediately after the line — pasties and heart prints galore included — hit the runway, the backlash began. And in the proceeding weeks the negative coverage of Lohan’s first high-fashion attempt has been relentless. Just this past week, Emmanuel Ungaro (the house’s namesake) himself panned the presentation. He called the collection a “disaster,” although, he added, “I am furious, but I can’t do anything about it.” Ungaro even went so far as to say that his eponymous house is “in the process of losing its soul.”
Now comes word that Neiman Marcus and Net-a-Porter — the only major retailers to commit to stocking Ungaro’s SS10 line — have dropped it. Not only is this a final figurative slap in the face, it’s sad as it likewise means shoppers will never have the chance to see first-hand if the collection was truly that bad. As for locales that will be carrying the line? “Well, there’s Vivaldi, an Upper East Side boutique best known for carrying mostly Paris and Milan-based fashions for a well-heeled clientele. And those with a taste for fuchsia minidresses and flying in the face of conventional wisdom can always seek out Ungaro’s own stores,” says Style.com.