Haute Secrets New York: Kay Unger

Name: Kay Unger

The stats: Born in Chicago; lived in New York for more than 40 years, currently in SoHo.

Why she loves New York: It’s a 24-hour town.

As an American fashion designer and face of Phoebe Co. LLC, Kay Unger is known for her colorful dinner dresses, influenced by iconic women such as Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn. A member of both the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Unger is passionate about her role in the luxurious fashion world but finds time to give back to community organizations, especially women’s causes. Labels such as Kay Unger New York and Phoebe Couture are favorites among celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks and Salma Hayek. As a specialist on all things from fashion to food, Unger shares her favorites of New York, the city she calls home in our latest Haute Secrets.