Born in France to an Italian tailor father, Emanuel Ungaro learnt an incredible sense of cut at an early age, which showed throughout his many years in fashion. In 1989 he was named by John Fairfield, along with Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani as one of the top designers in the world. In the 60s his designs were futuristic and cutting edge - still incredibly wearable today, obviously influenced by Courreges whom he worked for after leaving Balenciaga in 1964. During the 70s and 80s Ungaro became legendary for his ladylike designs with bold prints and an incredible flair for ruching and draping.