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October 7, 2009 3:52 PM

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Lindsay Lohan at Ungaro: The Backstage Scene

Lindsay Lohan and Estrella Archs backstage at Ungaro.photo by Stephane Feugere Placing a celebrity up front at a fashion show is a surefire way to cause a commotion. Now try putting one backstage. Having a bird's-eye view last Sunday...

Lindsay Lohan and Estrella Archs backstage at Ungaro.
photo by Stephane Feugere
Placing a celebrity up front at a fashion show is a surefire way to cause a commotion. Now try putting one backstage.

Having a bird's-eye view last Sunday as Lindsay Lohan prepared for her debut as Emanuel Ungaro's artistic adviser made for surreal viewing.

Exactly how much input did Lohan have with the collection? Estrella Archs told me Lohan loves trying on the clothes.

One hour before the show, Lohan pulled off a fabulously dramatic entrance, all purple cape and dark shades. Bypassing the crew, the actress scooted directly to her private lodge, where she remained in hair and makeup until the models were ready to hit the runway.
The duo take their bow.
photo by Stephane Feugere

It was only at that point that a startled looking Lohan tumbled giddily out of hiding. With a startled, rabbit-in-the-headlights regard, Lohan glued herself to designer Archs as the cameras, and a gaggle of bemused reporters, circled.

"People: Smile with the eyes and have fun. Walk chic, walk chic," chanted a focused Archs, calmly moving down the line, followed by a flustered Lohan clumsily attempting to prep the models.

Archs took Lohan's hand and the pair, breaking forced smiles, practiced their finale walk. "Left right, left right," said Lohan with a nervous giggle. "I can't believe this is happening," she squealed, before plunging, led by Archs, down the black stairwell to the catwalk's mouth. The rest is fashion history.


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