Vintage 1980s Ungaro Parallele Separates Blouse & Skirt Floral Silk Size S / M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a vintage 1980s floral print blouse & skirt set designed by Emanuel Ungaro of Paris. The set is typical of mix and match patterning that was popular during the 80s. The blouse features an abstract tulip pattern in colors of magenta, pink, green, yellow and white against a black background. The front closes with eight cloth loops and black glass buttons. The shoulders are padded and the sleeves are short length. The neckline is cut in a low V shape. There is gathering at the button closures that matches the gathering on the upper front of the skirt. The skirt features an abstract floral pattern in a multitude of colors - purple, blue, yellow, red, blue, white, green and light green against a black background. It is fully lined in black silk and does up the back with a nylon zipper.

Age: 1980s

Label: Emanuel Ungaro Parallele Paris Made in Italy

Color: Multicolored

Material: The content label is no longer present, but I believe that it is silk or a silk blend - the blouse is made of chiffon, so is semi-transparent.

Sizing: Size 6 is indicated on the blouse, while the skirt is labeled as a size 8, so this should fit a small to medium size - please note the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the blouse into account:


Shoulders: 20” from the end of one shoulder pad to the end of the other shoulder pad

Bust: 44” around, taken under the arms, but meant to be blouson

Waist: 26”-27” around

Length: 23 1/2”, measured flat


Waist: 27” around

Hips: 36” around

Length: 22” long

Condition: The set is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors. Both pieces look to have seen little use and were very well cared for over the years.

Ungaro became chief designer for Balenciaga in 1960, left for Courreges in 1964 and established his own fashion house on the rue MacMahon in 1965. The Parallele label was Ungaro’s pret-a-porter line, introduced in 1968. 

This set features strikingly colorful floral prints - interesting mix and match combination..