Photo Peter Knapp at Niépce Museum

I was to work with a Knapp at Ungaro in the 90’ but she was Sonia Knapp ex-wife became muse at Ungaro’s where I kept the AD position for 6 years, a record to that year

But Emanuel Ungaro, who has now long disappeared from the fashion pack in Paris couture circle, alas, was a Cristobal Balenciaga’s scion if I may say, being one of the last living dressmaker who had been Balenciaga’s tailor before opening his own house, in the mid 60’, dressing people like Jackie O aka Mrs John F.Kennedy or the much fascinating Jennifer Jones aka Mrs Norton Simon, Lauren Bacall aka the look or Lady D. and lady Raine de Chambrun her step-mother, former lady Legge, ex-Lewisham, ex-Dartmouth, etc… aluas “acid Raine”.He also was close to Jacqueline Delubac, who was buying Couture to the end of her life, aka Sacha Guitry’s wife and a cohort of Rothschilds, I did a hand-loom mohair coat lined with sable for one of them that’s looked like a old dying shepherd dog, a piece to remember


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