Kay Unger is a leading fashion designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She serves as Chairwoman of the Parsons Board of Governors.
Kay Unger is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist based in New York City. For more than forty years, her flattering, feminine looks have made her one of America’s most popular designers for First Ladies, anchorwomen, businesswomen, party-goers, and bridal parties.
Unger entered the fashion world in 1968 as a design assistant to Geoffrey Beene. Two years later, at the age of 25, she founded dress business Kay Unger—the first of several successful global fashion design companies she would helm over the years, including The Gillian Group, Kay Unger New York, KJ’s Pajamas, and Phoebe Couture. A powerful business leader for decades, she is Chairwoman of the Parsons Board of Governors.