— She might be in trouble with the law, but when it comes to style, Lindsay Lohan has a solid record.
The 24-year-old starlet, who pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace, wore a tight minidress that had tongues wagging about whether or not it was a tasteful choice. While it may or may not have been the most judicious pick for the courtroom, it did garner plenty of fashion fans: The Kimberly Ovitz-designed “Glavis Albino” sold-out frock is now a hot item, with people clamoring to get their hands on it. The designer made roughly 1,000 dresses, but they’re hard to come by in stores and completely unavailable online.
According to The New York Post, the Ovitz sales office says their phones have been ringing incessantly since Lohan first appeared in the dress, calling it a “frenzy” that has inspired them to consider a second manufacturing of the style. The suggested retail price to dress like Lohan? A cool $575.
In a TODAYshow.com poll, 78 percent of readers thought Lohan’s outfit was inappropriate, many claiming it was “too short” and that she showed “no respect for the legal system.” On Twitter Wednesday evening, the actress lashed out at her critics, tweeting “What I wear to court shouldn’t be front page news — it's just absurd.” On her Facebook page, she proclaimed her innocence, writing “I was not raised to lie, cheat, or steal.”
Lohan was charged with felony grand theft at the Los Angeles Airport Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon, after she was charged with stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store. She claims she was loaned the necklace so that the designer could garner publicity. Lohan posted bail and will return to court for another hearing on the matter on Feb. 23.
The actress checked out of the Betty Ford clinic near Palm Springs last month, following a spell there after she was briefly jailed in September for failing a court-ordered drug test.