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French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro has died

Updated 23rd December 2019
Fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro makes last-minute preparations backstage prior to the presentation of his 2001/2002 autumn-winter Haute Couture collection in Paris, France on July 9, 2001.
Credit: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro has died
Written by Jackie CastilloEric Levenson, CNN
French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro, who founded his namesake line in 1965, has died.
He was 86 years old, according to French media. His death was confirmed Sunday on the official Emanuel Ungaro Paris Instagram account.
"The Fashion House he founded in 1965 still bearing his name cries today this extremely talented Couturier," the Instagram post says. "He will stay in our memories as the Master of sensuality, colours and flamboyance."
According to Vogue UK, Ungaro was known for his "flamboyant use of pattern and elegant draping, creating pieces with an emphasis on the comfortable and flattering encasement of the female form."
French designer Emanuel Ungaro appears with his models at the end of his Autumn-Winter 2002-2003 high fashion collection in Paris, France on July 10, 2002.
French designer Emanuel Ungaro appears with his models at the end of his Autumn-Winter 2002-2003 high fashion collection in Paris, France on July 10, 2002. Credit: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
After about four decades, he sold the label to businessman Asim Abdullah for $84 million, according to Vogue UK.
Ungaro departed the fashion house in 2004, the company says on its website.
"Until his departure in 2004 from the House he founded, Mr. Emanuel Ungaro has continuously driven the house forward every season with each new collection, by anticipating trends and reminding women of their power of seduction via his richly embellished designs," its website says.