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1966 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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).


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Dress
Materials and techniques
Wool gabardine with zip and hooks and eyes
Brief description
Jacket and dress in wool gabardine, designed by Emanuel Ungaro, Paris, France, 1966
Physical description
Jacket and dress made of striped wool gabardine.
DimensionsApprox. dress size 10
Credit line
Given by Mrs Brenda Azario
Production
Spring 1966
Summary
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).
Collection
Accession number
T.320&A-1978

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Record createdDecember 15, 1999
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