Emanuel Maffeolit Ungaro was born in Aix en Provence in France after his parents fled the fascist regime in Italy, and moved to Paris aged 22, following his father's trade of sewing. After initially working for Balenciaga and then Courrèges, he opened his own fashion house in 1965. Since then, the brand name has grown around the world and branched out into menswear and perfumes.
Ungaro is hardly a newcomer to avenue Montaigne: his first boutique here opened in 1968 and you'll find both his women's and men's collections presented here. If there's one definitive place to shop for Ungaro in Paris, it's here.
Being one of the most fascinating and challenging painting techniques, the technique of pastel was actually very popular and fashionable among the 19th - century artists. French artists, like Edgar Degas, for instance, innovated this technique and employed it with an almost expressionist spirit, making it his primary medium to create some of the finest pieces of art.
Today, the Petit Palais des Champs Elysées Paris gives you an unparalleled chance to see a large body of works made with pastels and which have rarely been shown.
Over 150 pieces out of the museum’s collection which holds around two hundred masterpieces await you. So, don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to discover them.
From Renoir to Gauguin to Degas, many iconic artists are present through their works.
"The art of the pastel of Degas to Redon" started from September 15th, 2017, and will last until April 8th, 2018. So, consider visiting the art museum of the Petit Palais.