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Queen Latifah in a Animal Print Kay Unger Dress

Designer: Kay Unger

Queen Latifah in a Kay Unger Dress, 2012


Designer: Kay Unger
2009 UJA-Federation of New York's Fashion Luncheon


Orange is the New Black actress Catherine Curtin attends the 2015 SAG Awards in Kay Unger

Kay Unger Fashion Sketches

Catherine Curtin, Orange is the New Black Actress
in Kay Unger at the 2015 SAG Awards

Kay Unger Fashion Sketches


A label founded and headed by the American designer Kay Unger until 2012, the brand keeps the original design aesthetic.  After forty years as a leader in the fashion industry, Kay Unger now keeps busy with her various philanthropy efforts and is the chair of the Board of Governors for the prestigious Parson's School of Design in New York.

Understated, sophisticated American style defines this upscale to luxury designer dress label.   Fine craftsmanship and attention to fabric and details make it a favorite with women who need dinner dresses and evening wear for gala events, state functions, cocktail parties, and even special occasion wear such as mother-of-the bride.  One of the fine formalwear labels that regularly has sleeves, it is a favorite with busy executives for after hours events, anchorwomen, First Ladies, and more mature women who prefer more coverage.  Extending sizes to include fuller figures seems natural for a clientele less filled with Hollywood starlets, and more filled with busy women of all ages who wield power in other arenas.  That's not to say that some of Hollywood's more sophisticated leading ladies haven't been spotted in a Kay Unger number or two.

Although a more conservative label, stylish detailing such as sequins, feather trims, or animal prints are common with many looks finishing at or just above the knee.  Silhouettes skim curves while remaining structured and tailored.

Full retail prices average $500 to $600 for a cocktail dress, and $700 to $900 for an evening gown.  Day dresses are also available in the $250 to $400 price range.

Misses sizes come in size 2 to 18, although some department stores and boutiques only stock to a size 12 or 14.   Kay Unger New York also makes selected styles in extended Women's sizes 14 to 24W.


Price Point: Moderate | Moderate-Upscale | Upscale | Luxury


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Kay Unger New York Showroom
New York, NY
Tel: 212-549-8510

Cary Lowe & Associates
Atlanta, GA
Tel: 213-627-3458

Brad Huges Showroom
Dallas, TX
Tel: 214-905-9656 x111

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