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The house of Emanuel Ungaro has been a hot mess since its new owners hired Lindsay Lohan to wreck the brand a little over a year ago. As of this morning Jason Campbell of JC Report has been tweeting that Giles Deacon has taken up the design helm at the beleaguered fashion house.
The appointment has yet to be officially confirmed or reported in any other outlet—we haven't seen anything from industry sources like WWD—early declarations on blogs and tabloids are all based on Campbell's tweet.
Rumors that Deacon was in talks with the Ungaro owners have been swirling for the past week. The move would be slightly surprising—for a critically-acclaimed designer such as Deacon to take the creative director post at a fashion house with such a poor creative-director-retention record (not to mention the rather 'green' names that have most recently held the post—Esteban Cortazar and Estrella Archs with Lohan) is rather odd.