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Skirt suit

Skirt suit

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)
    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    early 1970s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Emanuel Ungaro, born 1933 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine stitched grey wool and black velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Christiane Dupont-Nangle

  • Museum number:

    T.918:1, 2-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Suit made of grey wool jacket and skirt with black velvet trimmings.

Place of Origin

Paris (designed)
Italy (made)


early 1970s (designed)


Emanuel Ungaro, born 1933 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine stitched grey wool and black velvet

Object history note

Historical significance: This suit shows Ungaro's tailoring skills which he gained firstly with his father then at Balenciaga's. It is an example of Ungaro's philosophy that dress should be understated and serve only to enhance the wearer's body.

Descriptive line

Suit, grey wool skirt and jacket with black velvet trimmings, designed by Ungaro in Paris, made in Italy, early 1970s


Wool (textile); Velvet


Machine sewing


Textiles; Fashion

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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