Charlie Sheen pays for Ireland’s fashion Don to dress Lindsay Lohan
Published 13/02/2013 | 13:06
Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan wore a dress designed by Kerryman Don O'Neill to a charity event last week - with half the bill paid for by Charlie Sheen.
The Kerryman, who is creative director of Theia Couture, still in the headlines for designing Carrie Underwood’s now-famous ‘light-up’ dress at the Grammy’s, is back in the news once again.
Clearly not content with Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman as clients, he’s extending his talent to young Hollywood in the form of Lindsay Lohan.
The troubled starlet wowed on the red carpet at the amfAR charity gala in New York last week, looked healthier than in a long time, thanks in part to her nude and silver beaded fringe gown by Theia, the label Don O'Neill gives his dresses.
And while the actress hasn’t exactly been flush with cash of late, her new friend Charlie Sheen helped pay for the frock.
Celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch revealed that Charlie, 47, called him just hours before the gala to ask him to dress Lindsay, 26, for the event, and even offered to "go halfsies" with her to pay for the dress.
Bloch, who chose the dress for Lohan, revealed Charlie called him personally, said: "Never in a business like this do you see a celebrity pay for another celebrity. He's very considerate."
Last year the former Two And A Half Men star bailed the Mean Girls actress out by helping to pay her tax bill.
The Anger Management star told Jay Leno he was offered a good sum to do a cameo in Scary Movie 5, in which he shared a scene with Lindsay.
He went on: "So when I heard they hired Lindsay, I thought, 'Fabulous,' but then they took half my money to give to her and she didn't get it all. And when I found this out, I said, 'You got shorted a hundred grand,' so I... gave it to her."
Designer Don’s incredible gown which was worn by Carrie Underwood on Sunday night made headlines around the world.
He got to work creating a silver-gray Duchess satin gown inspired by the Freedom Tower in New York City, the 1,776-foot-tall tower on the site of the former World Trade Centre.
“I love that sort of triangular shape that gets narrower in the Freedom Tower,” O’Neill told ABC News. “And I wanted something that’s to me the ultimate modern piece of Manhattan.” The 100 yard, four and a half foot wide creation ultimately took a team of four, 80 hours to complete.
Don, who previously worked as Creative Director of couture house Badgley Mischka, has become a cult must-have among the Irish red carpet regulars.
Grainne Seoige wore one of his sequinned gowns to the VIP Style Awards last year, while little sister Sile and Kathryn Thomas both wore Don O’Neill to this year’s IFTAs, solidifying his place at the top of the homegrown fashion hierarchy.