According to WWD, Lohan was signed up for a second stint at the ailing label and - despite chairman Asim Abdullah's desire to remove her after the hounding its Spring Summer collection received - her official role is still Artistic Director.
But backstage before the Autumn Winter show, Abdullah claimed she was 'not involved in this collection', and she failed to materialise with designer Estrella Archs to take her bow.
It is a great shame that this once great French design house has been reduced to celebrity rumours. But really, without this angle, there is not much else to discuss.
Today's collection was a desperate attempt to make the label's 1980s heyday relevant again. It used Ungaro's signature plisse minidresses and polka dots but the result was like a cheap prom date. Fuchsia satin was too bright and too shiny. Party dresses (red satin) were worn with the wrong style and shape of blazer (cropped herringbone), lending it a haphazard feel. The deconstructed leopard and spotty prints were too old to be used on the young styles and the collection jarred.
Whether or not Lohan had a hand in the design, it certainly looked as if she was its influence.
There were a few perfectly nice black cocktail dresses with wired hems, but unfortunately they were not enough to save the day.