This week, Emanuel Ungaro suggested Lindsay Lohan is sucking the soul out of the label he founded. Retailers seem to agree. After terrible reviews for the show marking Lohan’s debut as artistic adviser, Neiman Marcus and Net-A-Porter have dropped Ungaro for spring 2010. They were the only two major retailers selling the label outside of freestanding Ungaro stores. Barneys and Saks haven’t carried the line for several seasons, and also decided not to pick it up for spring. If you want to buy some spring Ungaro, you can still find it at Vivaldi on the Upper East Side.
Ungaro CEO Mounir Moufarrige brought Lindsay on to boost sales — and yet she’s having the opposite effect. Ho-hum. It raises the question of what Moufarrige will do with his new party-girl employee, who is incapable of cleaning her bedroom, probably much less holding a top position at a once-revered high-fashion house. We’ve heard that shortly after the show, Moufarrige was calling top editors for advice. Rumors about Lohan not getting paid have been going around for some weeks, and now rumors are going around about her getting let go altogether. Lohan has her leggings line to fall back on, but does Ungaro have a safety net?
So Who’s Buying Ungaro? [Style File/Style.com]