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.
If you let that perfect purse or pair of shoes pass you by, here’s your chance to make up for it with Gilt’s glorious end-of-the-year accessories sale. More than 60 of the hottest labels – including Alexander McQueen, Costume National, Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney – are offering deep discounts on incredible items. And it’s not just bags and shoes – you’ll find sunglasses, hats and suitcases too.
Big deals on big names: Get up to 85% off this illustrious selection that runs the high-fashion gamut from A (Alexander McQueen) to Z (Zero + Maria Cornejo). From accessories (brilliant baubles by Bounkit and sky-high heels by Nina Ricci) to casual threads (floral-print dresses by Erin Fetherston and cozy cashmere by Marc Jacobs) to glam eveningwear (floor-length gowns by Carolina Herrera and strapless cocktail frocks by Calvin Klein Collection), no style stone is left unturned.
Ungaro is a master draper, a fact to which these flowing floor-length dresses and romantic ruffled tops attest. Choose from luxe materials like silk chiffon, jersey crepe and cashmere. There’s also a smattering of gabardine trousers and jewel-color skirts.
From nighttime gowns to daytime suits, exquisite offerings from these two Parisian houses vie for best-dressed supremacy. Try deciding between a column of fire-engine red embroidered with oodles of grosgrain bows and a taffeta asymmetric skirt in a floral reminiscent of Monet’s Water Lilies. Talk about the French paradox.