emanuel ungaro

Fall 1975 Emanuel Ungaro Haute Couture Silver Grey Lace & Sequin Top & Skirt Evening Set

The Haute Couture tape hidden behind the label gives us the exact date on this Emanuel Ungaro skirt and jacket set. Ungaro recently passed away and that always makes you look at a designers work with a new appreciation. Ungaro launched his label in 1965 after stints at Balenciaga and Courrreges. He was a brilliant designer who was known for his of extravagant fabrics and flamboyance. This set comes from the original couture client and is a refined and elegant example of his work

The set is made of a beautiful embroidered hand made lace that has little silver sequins hand applied to it to highlight the floral parts of the design in the lace. When worn together you get the feel of a well cut evening suit. The jacket is unusual with its shorter sleeves. It is cut to skim over the body and it closes down the front. The neckline dips into a V and the edges are all finished with a banding of sequins applied side by side. The skirt is cut to skim over the hips and then widens out with a slight flare as it nears the hem. The fabric is very light in weight but it is still well constructed so feels amazing on. The lace is backed in a fine silk dyed that has been dyed to match the light pastel silver grey tone in the lace perfectly. No shortcut was taken in the construction and it is a stand out example of how refined his work could be. It is even better in person and the sequins give it a mother of pearl finish that feels almost metallic in its appearance. Excellent condition with one small condition note below.

The jacket and skirt are both fully lined in a hand set silk of very high quality. The jacket closes with hidden set silk covered snaps at the front. The skirt closes with a hand set, painted metal zipper and flat hook and eye at the back. There are some areas where the lace has darkened slightly here and there. I have attempted to capture it in the last two photo s after the label shot but it was very difficult. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely made by hand. Haute Couture tape label present under label #H598- 8(or3)-75

Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem

Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2478

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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