National Organization For Women Honors In Ungaro

Barbra Streisand wore this pink Emanuel Ungaro jacket to the National Organization For Women honors on June 6, 1984. On this night she accepted the Women Of Courage Award. The plaque she was presented read “For her dedication and struggle over many years to make the film Yentl, a symbol of every women’s struggle in a society that still does not value the vision or creativity of its women as it does its men.” The National Organization for Women (A.K.A NOW) is an American feminist organization founded in 1966. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and in Washington, D.C. Barbra has worn Ungaro many times in the course of her career. A month prior to this event she had worn an Ungaro two piece suit in the same color pink to the Women And Film Luncheon. The black camisole and flower brooch were worn with both outfits. 

Emanuel Ungaro is a (now retired) French designer who founded his fashion house in 1965. His Italian upbringing and love of the country side led to his use of a wide range of colors, and he used a vast variety of fabrics, prints and textures with an impeccable cutting technique. Since selling his label in 2005 for $84 million, it has switched designer hands several times and is now headed by creative director Marco Colagrossi. 

Barbra’s oversized pink jacket featured a double breasted jacket with notched wide lapel, shoulder pads and two button closure. There are two pleated welt pockets and  long puffed “princess’ sleeves, detailed with angled french cuffs and three spaced black silk buttons. Barbra paired this with an Ungaro black floral brooch, black pumps, a black lace camisole and black felt tiller fedora. 

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