That didn't take long.
Giles Deacon and Emanuel Ungaro have parted ways less than 2 years after being hired as the French fashion house's lead designer.
In case you forgot, Giles famously took over the job after the disastrous collaboration between then designer Estrella Archs and "artistic director" Lindsay Lohan.
The two said the decision was mutual and Ungaro's in-house team will be in charge of the S/S 2012 collection.
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Somewhere Estrella Archs is snickering.
For some reason Giles Deacon took the bait and is officially in at Emanuel Ungaro.
Considering the label has practically hit rock bottom, there's no way Giles could ruin the label anymore than Lindsanity did.
A word of advice, don't do pasties!
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When it rains, it pours!
Less than a week after Estrella Archs' departure, Emanuel Ungaro's menswear designer Franck Boclet is following in her footsteps and leaving the defunct label as well!
Like Estrella, Boclet will soon be starting his own men's label with an Italian industrial partner, which will debut this June during men's fashion week.
He tells WWD "I wanted to focus on basic luxury items at an interesting price point", which will be 20% lower than other luxury competitors.
Sounds like he has the right idea.
What else will go wrong for Ungaro this week???
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It was only a matter of time.
Just a day after we mentioned Emanuel Ungaro owner Asim Abdullah was looking to bring in a new designer, current chief designer Estrella Archs announced she's leaving!
A spokesperson for the label said:
"Estrella Archs announces that she has left her job as chief designer of Emanuel Ungaro due to irreconcilable differences related to the creative direction of the brand. Estrella Archs will continue developing her own brand, established in 2007, and presenting her collections in the Paris Fashion Week."
Sure you want to get involved, Giles???
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Still trying to salvage what's left, are we?
On top of needing a buyer, Asim Abdullah, owner of Emanuel Ungaro is looking for a new designer for the fashion label that seems to be hanging by a thread thanks to Lindsay Lohan.
Thankfully this time around he's actually looking for someone who actually knows how to design.
Asim was spotted having lunch in Paris on Friday with designer Giles Deacon.
Both declined comment, but if a new designer does take the bait chief designer Estrella Archs will be out the door.
Good luck to both parties involved! You're going to need it!
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