Vintage 1960s Designer Emanuel Ungaro Wool Dress- New! (SOLD)

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$592.00 USD
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Measurements

Size: Small

Bust: 34 -35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

Waist: 30 - 31  inches + 76 - 79 cm

Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 36 inches + 91 cm 

Zipper Length: 20 inches + 50 cm

Hem Length: none

Seam Allowance: unknown due to lining

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

 

Description

* Stunning 1968 commercially made designer dress

* Fabric is fine quality black wool

* Classic A-line shaped silhouette

* Round jewel collar with wide rounded contrast collar in cream wool   

* Long sleeves with cuffs fastened with large two-toned buttons

* Bodice has saddle stitching in an arc commencing just below each shoulder and  finishing below bust

* Similar saddle stitching under bust,  cuffs and hem

* Skirt has mock pockets in contrasting cream with decorative button

 * Fully lined in black satin with couture finishing

* Label reads Emanuel Ungaro Parallele and Neiman Marcus

Emanuel Ungaro was born of Italian parents, in France in 1933. Trained by his tailor father, Emanuel Ungaro went to Paris in 1955 to work for a small tailoring firm. In 1958 he secured a position with Balenciaga and became chief designer of the house in 1960.

Leaving Balenciaga in 1964 for a brief stint with Courreges, Ungaro then opened his own couture house, with only six other workers in 1965. Ungaro was at first known for his crisp space age tailoring which appealed primarily to the young. Over time, he became more renowned as a colourist, using softer, more fluid fabrics and layered garments. Ungaro Parallele, his pret-a-porter line was created in 1968.

Emanuel Ungaro retired in 2005 and sold his company. The label continued under various designers such as Peter Dundas and Esteban Cortazar, the latter of whom quit after the company hired actress Lindsey Lohan as artistic director in 2009. This arrangement was not a success, and in 2010 Giles Deacon was hired as creative director. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

 

Condition 

Excellent. 

No notable flaws that I can see. 

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

 

Comment 

This is a high-quality dress with so much attention to detail. Truly museum-worthy.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

 

Shop Policies

COVID-19

Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Alterations
Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.