Day dress and jacket, Emmanuel Ungaro

Day dress and jacket, Emmanuel Ungaro

Day dress and jacket
Emmanuel Ungaro (born 1933)
1966
Paris
Wool gabardine, lined throughout with surah, with a zip and hooks and eyes
Museum no. T.320&A-1978
Given by Mrs Brenda Azario

Emmanuel Ungaro was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, in 1933. He played an important role in the rejuvenation of Paris fashion. He left Balenciaga, with whom he had worked for six years, to join Courrèges in 1964. When this partnership failed, he began to design, independently showing his first collection in 1965. Like Courrèges, Ungaro sculpted hard-edged clothes in heavy worsted fabrics and triple gaberdines. His garments retained the angular shapes of the mid 1960s fashions so perfectly that they often almost stood up by themselves.

This day dress and jacket was worn by Mrs Brenda Azario. It was featured in French Vogue (March 1966 and March 1967).