Fashion Biography

Emanuel Ungaro, Fashion Designer


Emanuel Ungaro was born in Aix en Provence to an Italian tailor who had immigrated from Brindisi. As a young boy, Emanuel Ungarao took to sewing. At the age of 22, he moved to Paris and three years later, he began designing for the House of Cristobal Balenciaga. After spending six years at Balenciaga"s side, Emanuel Ungaro opened his own fashion house in Paris in 1965. With 40 square meters and four seamstresses, Ungaro quickly imposed his sense of colour, structure, and fashion on the international fashion scene.

In 1968, he created the first pret a porter collection, Parallele and opened a flagship boutique at 2, avenue Montaigne in Paris. During the next 30 years, the Emanuel Ungaro House expanded to include boutiques and licencing agreements worldwide.

In 1996, he formed a partnership with Salvatore Ferragamo. In 1997, Emanuel Ungaro, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bulgari created a new company: Emanuel Ungaro Parfums. The first new fragrance Fleur de Diva joins Senso, Diva, and Emanuel Ungaro For Men.

1998 will see the launch of a collection of Emanuel Ungaro footwear and handbags produced by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Activities and Brands

Ready to Wear
Emanuel Ungaro Parallele, Emanuel Ungaro Collection

Emmanuel Ungaro Haute Couture

Emanuel Ungaro Knitwear

Other Lines:
Emanuel Ungaro Beachwear, Emanuel Ungaro Week End, Emanuel Ungaro Pour L"Homme, Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro, Emanuel Liberte

Ungaro is currently owned by GFT apparel Corp. headquartered in New York.

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