1918: Manuel Pertegaz is born in Olba (Teruel) and moves to Barcelona with his family in 1927.
1942: He opens his first establishment in Barcelona.
1948: He opens his first store in Madrid, on Hermosilla street. His success extends across the country. He makes the first trip to Paris.
1953: He makes his first trip to the United States to present his collection in New York, Boston, Atlanta and Philadelphia. He is highly successful and receives orders from the most exclusive stores. Harvard University awards him the prestigious Fashion Oscar.
1957: Following the sudden death of Christian Dior his name is mentioned as a potential successor, but Pertegaz rules out this possibility in order to focus on his own projects.
1960: Along with Valentino and Pierre Cardin, Pertegaz is guest of honor at the first European Fashion Gala held in Mexico, D.F.
1964: His fashion show at the Spanish Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair is a huge success, with staging by Pablo Olivera and Ana de Pombo.
1965: “Pertegaz” is born, the first perfume created by an internationally renowned Spanish fashion designer.
1966: He receives the Mexico City Gold Medal.
1968: Inauguration of the first of his five prêt-à-porter boutiques in Spain.
1969: His Madrid showrooms have become too small, so he moves to a mansion in El Viso. Between his workshops in Madrid and Barcelona he now has 700 people working for him.
1970: The prêt-à-porter concept attracts more followers and is the perfect fit for him. This is his way of creating fashion: The Boutique collection is launched.
1970: He travels to San Antonio (Texas) and presents his new collection at the Gala of Spain, with Joan Crawford as the guest of honor.
1972: He takes part in the Munich Moden Woche and in the Berlin Interchic, where he is awarded the Gold Medal of the city of Berlin. He is also awarded the Boston Gold Medal.
1974: He travels to São Paulo, invited by the Chamber of Commerce.
1975: He launches his second perfume “Muy Pertegaz”.
1980: He travels to Japan, invited by the Chamber of Fashion.
1980: He travels to Mexico for the inauguration of a new Palacio de Hierro store.
1982: He presents his third perfume “Diagonal” and “Diagonal Sport”.
1992: For the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Barcelona, he dresses top model Pat Cleveland as the “Lady of the Umbrella”.
1993: He receives the Gold Medal from the Complutense University of Madrid.
1994: He receives the FAD (Promotion of Decorative Arts) Medal.
1997: He makes his debut in men’s fashion with his first collection.
1998: He closes the Spanish Day fashion show held at the Lisbon Expo. He receives the Barcelona City Hall Gold Medal for Artistic Merit.
1999: He is awarded the Antonio Gaudí Gold Medal and the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts.
2001: Se publica el libro: “Pertegaz, Universo de la Moda”
2002: Recibe el premio “Especial T” de TELVA a la trayectoria profesional.
2003: Exposición Tras el Espejo en el Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía de Madrid.
2004: Exposición retrospectiva en el Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía y posteriormente en el Palau Robert de Barcelona, editando el libro catálogo “Pertegaz”.
2004: Recibe el encargo de la realización del traje de novia de Su Alteza Real La Princesa de Asturias.
2004: Concesión de la Aguja de Oro.
2006: Inauguración de la boutique Pertegaz en San Sebastián.
2009: Es galardonado con el Primer Premio Nacional de Diseño de Moda, que le otorga el Ministerio de Cultura.
2010: Recibe el Primer Premio Nacional de Diseño de Moda en el Palacio Euskalduna de Bilbao.
2014: Fallece el 30 de agosto, a la edad de 96 años, tras más de siete décadas dedicadas a la moda.