Uh-oh. Will Lindsay lose her access to designer fashion?
Everyone's wondering what effect Lindsay Lohan's latest legal mess will have on her acting career. Suffice to say, it can't be good. But far more frightening: What will it do to her designer wardrobe? Will any A-list designers deign to dress her for the 2007-08 award season carpets?
In 2006, she was Karl Lagerfeld's arm candy at the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America gala, often referred to as the Oscars of the fashion world. They even sat at the head table with Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.
Earlier this year, Herr Karl invited the troubled starlet to see his Chanel cruise-collection show staged in a Santa Monica airport hangar. After the show, Lindsay slipped backstage and picked out scads of Chanel swag (bracelets, jewelry, gloves).
But not every designer liked Lindsay, even before she severely tarnished her image. In a 2005 New Yorker profile of Valentino, written by Michael Specter, the Italian designer was openly relieved that she would not be at his Paris show. When Valentino heard from his longtime spokesman Carlos de Souza that Lindsay's stylist had called to say the actress was declining the invitation, Valentino whispered, "Thank God. She makes me so uncomfortable."
And Big V isn't crazy about that jailbird Paris Hilton either.
Specter writes: "Another day, at lunch, he was talking about the media's obsession with fame. Paris Hilton was in the news for a change. Her engagement to the scion of a Greek shipping fortune had just been announced, and I asked Valentino if he wanted to design her wedding dress.
"He shuddered and replied, 'No. I don't like her. She is marrying the son of a friend of mine. They have billions. She is vulgar and she is not even pretty.' He was silent for a moment. Then he added, dismissively, 'The Hiltons. They have nothing.' "
Valentino didn't bother to invite Lindsay to his spectacular 45th anniversary celebration in Rome in early July, either. Who made the cut? Several lovely and far less controversial Young Hollywood style icons: "The Devil Wears Prada" star Anne Hathaway, Uma Thurman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson and Eva Mendes.
Photo Credits: Karl and Lindsay were thick as thieves in 2006. Now? Not so much.
And don't even ask Valentino what he thinks...