Emmanuel Ungaro is a French fashion designer. His father, a tailor who fled Italy during Fascist rule, gave his son his first sewing machine. In 1955, the 22-year-old Ungaro moved to Paris to work for Cristobal Balenciaga. After a short stint with house Courrèges, Ungaro opened his own fashion house in Paris, in 1965.
Ungaro fashions are noted for being elegant and sexy, skillfully draped and often featuring vivid colors and patterns. The women's line sold well and Ungaro added a menswear line in 1973.