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.
The Paris Fashion Week has become a major opportunity for fashion designers to present their collections. Fashion Weeks also take place in New York, London, Milan and Madrid. Fashion Week is held in the Carrousel du Louvre and the Tuileries as well as at various other venues throughout the city.
This fall edition will keep you up to date on the very latest trends in the fashion world. Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Paul Smith… These runway shows are held to advertise and to increase sales for famous fashion designers.