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Emanuel Ungaro

Emanuel Ungaro
  • Born: 1981, Aix-en-Provence
  • At the age of 22, he moved to Paris and three years later, he began designing for the House of Cristobal Balenciaga. After spending six years at Balenciaga’s side, Emanuel Ungaro opened his own fashion house in Paris in 1965. With 40 square meters and four seamstresses, Ungaro quickly imposed his sense of colour, structure, and fashion on the international fashion scene.

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci
  • The descendent of a noble Florentine family, the Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento served as a decorated Italian Air Force career pilot for 14 years. Health problems resulting from war injuries forced him to relinquish his officer’s commission. He began designing completely by chance. While skiing one day during the winter of 1947, he met Toni Frissel, a fashion photographer from Harper’s Bazaar, who asked to photograph his ski outfit. When she discovered that he had personally designed his clothes and that they could not be purchased at any stores, she asked him to design some women’s skiwear that she wanted to photograph for a story on European Winter Fashion. His winter resort designs were featured in the December 1948 issue of Harpers Bazaar. The look of ski clothes changed forever and a new fashion empire was established.