colourful style: He was born in Aix-en-Province in southern France in 1933 to a family of Italian immigrants, and moved at the tender age of 22 to Paris, where he was trained by Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga before launching his own label nine years later, according to CTV. He quickly imposed his own colourful style on the world of fashion. Ungaro, who retired from fashion in 2004, died on Saturday after two years in a weakened state of health, a family member said. One should not wear a dress, one should live in it, said the man who regarded his life's work as a craft. Ungaro would later say he had learned the basics from his father and from Balenciaga. Ungaro was the second of six children, his father a tailor. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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