French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro has died in (2016) Paris aged 86. Ungaro was the son of Italian immigrants who trained under Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga. He founded his fashion house in the 1960s and described himself as a “sensual obsessive” – with a reputation for bold colours and prints.
Ungaro was bought by the Italian family-run Salvatore Ferragamo SpA. Ungaro maintained a minority stake in his company – then valued at $40 million – and stayed on as a couturier until 2004.
UNGARO – SUMMER 2022
Sizes range from XXS to XXL and tailored pieces are sizes 0 to 16. An Ungaro look for resort, designed by Kobi Halperin.
What does Ungaro mean?
Italian: ethnic name for a Hungarian or a nickname for someone who had some trading or other connections with Hungary, from ungaro ‘Hungarian’ (from Latin Hungarus).
Ungaro, who retired in 2004, was born in Aix-en-Province in 1933. The son of Italian immigrants who fled to France to escape Mussolini’s fascist regime, Ungaro moved to Paris at age 22 and began designing for the house of Cristóbal Balenciaga three years later.
Flashback – EMANUEL UNGARO Spring 1999 Haute Couture Paris – Fashion Channel
EMANUEL UNGARO Spring 1999 Haute Couture Paris – Fashion Channel