emanuel ungaro

Prettiest 1980s Emanuel Ungaro Yellow Floral Print Silk Jersey Dress w Cut Outs & Bows

Emanuel Ungaro launched his label in 1965 after stints at both Balenciaga and Courreges. He was a brilliant designer who was known for his extravagant fabrics and flamboyance. He often participated in the design and execution of new fabrics and for him the design process started there. His work always has a sense of exuberance and joy to it and he mixed fabric and prints with a master's eye. Ungaro started out as a designer who did very structural and conceptual space age pieces but by the time he started his ready to wear line, Ungaro Parallele, in 1968 he was already starting to soften his look. By the late seventies and early eighties, the time period that this dress is from, his designs had become softer and more body conscious.

This is a fabulous little Ungaro dress with the prettiest floral print running over its surface. It somehow manages to be dramatic, sexy and yet pretty and sweet all at once. It is made from a soft silk jersey and is cut to be very fitted on the body. The shoulders are cut high and the sleeves are soft and full. I love how the front is cut out on an angle and the back has an open cut out for a glimpse of bare skin. The waist is all gathered and draped to highlight your shape and then under that the skirt is set with a draped feel over to the one side. Little bows are the perfect finishing touch. There is a flat bow at the bust, one on the side of the skirt  and then each sleeves ties into place so you can make it as poufed out above the tie as you wish. It has it a bit of a forties vibe to it and is very pretty. Excellent condition

The body of the dress is lined in silk and there is a layer of added structure that helps keep the shape. It closes with a side painted metal zipper and hook and eye at the back neck over the cut out. The fabric has some stretch.

Shoulders: 13"
Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 37" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2843

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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