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Emanuel (Maffeolti) Ungaro - The House of Emanuel Ungaro

tailoring lines

Fashion designer, born in Aix-en-Provence, SE France, of Italian parents. He trained to join the family tailoring business, but went instead to Paris in 1955, worked for a small tailoring firm, and later joined Balenciaga. In 1965 he opened his own house, with Sonia Knapp designing his fabrics. Initially featuring rigid lines, his styles later softened. In 1968 he produced his first ready-to-wear lines.

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