Mere minutes after the news of her 90 day prison sentence for violating the terms of her probation, Lindsay Lohan’s PR was sending out releases for her new collection. With the subject line; “LINDSAY LOHAN AT IT AGAIN”, the email was full of gush about the collection, which is catchily titled 6126 (we thought that was a tribute to her favourite French lager, but now we’re changing that to a joke about her prisoner number. Ho ho) and features “65 styles of leggings with leather or lace insets, reversible sequins, studded detail, a dusting of black sequins and more . . “ yet made no mention of the reason she was splashed across front pages world-wide.
Apparently, the garms were worked on closely by Miss Lohan herself. “I wanted to make sure that every piece in this collection would be something I would wear and be proud of”. And this on the day she gets sent down? Que?
Now retail analysts are saying there may be a silver lining to the prison raincloud for Lindsay. Apparently a similar incident involving a little known heiress, Paris Hilton, in 2007 caused a roadblock around the store stocking her clothing range, so great was demand at the time.
“It’s not necessarily a bad thing,” said Jeff Vansinderen, a senior retail analyst at B. Riley & Co “At the end of the day it may not hurt, and it could even help sales in an ironic and twisted way. It would help if she is successful in her recovery and fans get behind her. Then she could use that to her benefit to promote the line.”
This just seems so wrong. Is there really no such thing as bad publicity these days? That young lady is not going to be wearing anything she’s proud of for the next few months because she’s going to be living in an orange boilersuit. Maybe her next season’s collection will feature something similar (?!?)
- Naomi Attwood