French Fashion Designer Emanuel Ungaro Has Died Aged 86

BY Lara Bazzoui / Dec 24 2019 / 11:40 AM

"One should not wear a dress, one should live in it." - Emanuel Unargo

French Fashion Designer Emanuel Ungaro Has Died Aged 86

Known for his brave choice of print and colour, his virtuous tailoring skills and so much more, the iconic French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro has passed away, aged 86.

The cause of death is still unknown, however reports have mentioned that his family have said that for the past two years his health had been “weakened”. The official Instagram account of his fashion house has confirmed his death with a collation of photographs of the icon himself at work.


Ungaro was born in Southern France, his parents both Italian and his father was a tailor who taught him the basics of fashion craftsmanship. The designer founded his fashion label in 1965 after being trained by Cristobal Balenciaga.

Throughout his successful career he dressed some incredibly famous and wonderful woman, including Halle Berry, Princess Caroline of Monaco and Katy Perry.He expanded his couture brand to include ready-to-wear, shoes, fragrance and eyewear.

Eventually, Ungaro started to distance himself from fashion, in 2001 he left the majority if creative direction to his brand to, Giambasttista Valli. Then officially retiring in 2004 to live a more off the radar life with his wife and daughter.