PHOTO GALLERY: Lindsay Lohan in Elle UK

Is it the hair color, or is this just before Lindsay Lohan hit Courtney Love status, rock bottom? We’re not saying she looks like she took this as an opportunity to detox and catch up on some beauty sleep before the big shoot, but we don’t hate it.

Elle UK recently released these grungy, haute couture outtakes from their August 2009 issue, perhaps in an effort to bring Lindsay back to the dark side (hair color that is). She actually appears a little less reckless and she’s rocking some seriously edgy looks. We’re digging the dino-inspired spiked boots and cirque-style corset.

Love it or hate it? We’re still not sure, but at least she doesn’t look as rough as her latest red carpet blunder.

Check out the gallery and let us know if you agree.