Fresh Fashion Icon Emmanuel Ungaro Is Dead, He Was Aged 86

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Fresh fashion designer Emmanuel Ungaro is dead, he died in Paris at the age of 86.

 

Known for  his use of vibrant color, mixed prints and elegant draping, He founded his fashion house in the 1960s and described himself as a “sensual obsessive”

 

 Born in Aix-en-Province in the south of France in 1933, Ungaro learnt his craft from his late father who was an Italian taylor, having learnt well from his father, he moved to Paris when he was 23, he then worked for a couple of years for the Courrege’s house before creating his own company.

 

Ungaro  was known to have clothed celebrities and actresses, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Gena Rowlands and Catherine Deneuve during the course of his career.

 

Ungaro’s work included haute couture designs as well as clothes for the ready-to-wear market.

“One should not wear a dress, one should live in it,” he once said, according to the AFP news agency.

 

He retired in 2004 after several years of impacting the fashion world.

 

His death was comfirmed Sunday in an instagram post by his fashion house which said  “will remain in our memories as the Master of sensuality, of color and flamboyance.”

 

He is survived by his wife of many years and  their daughter.