The Curse of Ungaro Returns!

Giles Deacon has left his post as Creative Director
Monday , 26 September 2011
Designer Giles Deacon
Designer Giles Deacon
Spanish designer Estrella Arch (L) and US actress Lindsay Lohan
Spanish designer Estrella Arch (L) and US actress Lindsay Lohan

Ailing French fashion house Ungaro has announced that Giles Deacon, the fifth Creative Director in as many years, has left his role. Following the departure of founding designer Emmanuelle Ungaro in 2004, the once revered French label has seen many creatives arrive and depart with alarming regularity – most famously Estrella Archs, Giles’ predecessor, whose collaboration with Lindsay Lohan, was panned by fashion industry, and blamed for the brand’s dramatic nosediving sales.

Revealing that he would be leaving Ungaro to concentrate on developing his own brand across the globe, Giles’ sudden departure has left insiders suggesting this could well be the kiss of death for what was one of the most respected of Parisian fashion houses.