Fash­ion de­signer Un­garo has died

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PARIS (AP) — French fash­ion de­signer Emanuel Un­garo, who was known for his use of vi­brant color, mixed prints and ele­gant drap­ing, has died at the age of 86.

Un­garo’s death was con­firmed Sun­day by the epony­mous Paris fash­ion house he founded in 1965, which said in an In­sta­gram post that he “will re­main in our me­mories as the Mas­ter of sen­su­al­ity, colors and flam­boy­ance.”

The de­signer died Satur­day in Paris, ac­cord­ing to French me­dia.

Born in the south­ern French city of Aix-en­Provence

in 1933, Un­garo learned to sew from his father, an Ital­ian tai­lor.

When he was 23 years old, he moved to Paris. Two years later, he started work­ing as an as­sis­tant to Span­ish fash­ion de­signer Cris­to­bal Ba­len­ci­aga. Un­garo then worked for a cou­ple of years for the Cour­reges house be­fore cre­at­ing his own com­pany.

For decades, Un­garo clothed celebri­ties and ac­tresses, in­clud­ing Jacqueline Kennedy, Gena Row­lands and Cather­ine Deneuve.

In this Jan. 23, 2008, file photo, Ital­ian fash­ion de­signer Valentino (left) cel­e­brates with French de­signer Em­manuel Un­garo af­ter the pre­sen­ta­tion of his Haute Cou­ture Spring-Sum­mer 2008 col­lec­tion in Paris.

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