The son of a tailor, iconic fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro was taught to sew at an early age. In the early years of his career Ungaro designed for Balenciaga and Courrèges before establishing his own fashion house in Paris in 1965. Over the years Ungaro’s unique sense of color, structure and style have won him many accolades from the international fashion cognoscenti, who adore his body-skimming women’s cocktail dresses, chic men’s suits and dress shirts, bold florals and pinstripes, and stylish leather shoes. Since the 1980s Ungaro has been a vital force in the perfume industry thanks to his luscious scents, including Diva and Apparition.
After relocating from Aix-en-Provence to Paris at the tender age of 22, designer Emanuel Ungaro landed a coveted position designing for the storied House of Balenciaga only to launch his namesake line a mere six years later. Famous for mismatched floral prints, high-octane splashes of color and impeccable structures and silhouettes, Emanuel Ungaro’s ready-to-wear and couture have been a favorite among the envelope-pushing fashion set for more than 30 years. The label’s critically acclaimed creations are often donned on red carpets by style icons ranging from Sienna Miller to Sarah Jessica Parker and are frequently highlighted in the glossy editorial pages of fashion bibles Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. As of today, the Ungaro empire includes both women’s and men’s apparel, as well as full accessory and cosmetics collections. Available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Emanuel Ungaro stores worldwide, bold and groundbreaking pieces from this legendary house can now be found at Gilt.
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The son of a tailor, Emanuel Ungaro was taught to sew at an early age. By 25, he was designing for Balenciaga, and Courrèges a few years later. Ungaro’s unique sense of color, structure and style quickly made its mark on the international fashion scene. Women adore his body-skimming silhouettes, including his frothy cocktail dresses, bold florals and pinstripes. The Ungaro line now also designs menswear, accessories and fragrance. For a behind-the-scenes look at our Emanuel Ungaro photo shoot visit our <a href="http://www.gilt.com/blog/2009/09/25/1309-photo-shoot-emanuel-ungaro" target="_blank">blog</a>.