Emanuel Ungaro was born on February 13, 1933 in Aix-en-Provence.
Ungaro's father was a tailor and Ungaro himself began working as a tailor at the age of 14.
In 1955 he moved to Paris where he began work at Balenciaga. He became head of design in 1959, a position he held until 1961.
He then went on to work for Courreges where he remained until 1965 when he opened his own boutique.
Ungaro premiered his ready to wear collection Ungaro Parallele in 1968.
He started a menswear collection in 1975 and a sportswear collection in 1991.
Ungaro was known for paying attention to the details of the clothing that he designed.
Emanuel Ungaro retired in 2004.
Peter Dundas is the current Creative Director of Emanuel Ungaro
1980 floral print velvet evening coat.
Measurements are 42" Chest, 36" Waist and 44" Hips
You can purchase this coat for $650- over at Vintage Textile
1960's orange mohair belted coat.
The chest measures 35"
You can purchase this coat for $2,100- over at Enokiworld.com
Mod brightly colored silk dress with abstract floral print.
Measurements are 33 1/2" Chest and 30 1/2" Natural Waist
The Starting bid on this dress is $9.99 and there are 5 days left on it's sale over at annathelabelqueen on eBay.
This post was originally published on April 24, 2007.