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Paco Rabann dies at 88 in France

A Spanish-born designer whose style has become synonymous with space age aesthetics, Paco Rabanne has passed away at the age of 88 in France.

Paco Raban in the 60s Paco Raban in the 60s

Despite the fact that Paco Raban himself considered himself “one of the most classic fashion designers”, thanks to the fact that he was the first to use alternative materials such as metal and plastic in creating fashion items, he will certainly remain in fashion history as futuristic visionary. His work has had a huge impact on the development of the modern fashion industry and is reflected in the collections of many major designers who were inspired by his style.

Jane Fonda in the movie Barbarella Jane Fonda in the movie Barbarella

Raban's first collection, "12 Unwearable Dresses Made of Modern Materials," came out in 1966. Things were created from plastic discs, aluminum plates, metal, PVC, plexiglass caused an ambiguous reaction from the French fashion press, while glorifying the designer. 

Jane Fonda in the movie Barbarella Jane Fonda in the movie Barbarella

In the 60s. also released a fantastic film "Barbarella", which became popular largely due to the revolutionary costumes of futuristic design, which were created by the artist Jacques Fonterey and designer Paco Raban. The picture had a huge impact on the development of fashion, setting the trend for many years to come.

Paco Rabanne, autumn-winter 1999/2000 Paco Rabanne, autumn-winter 1999/2000

In addition to the futuristic design, the name of Paco Raban for many is primarily associated with the world of perfumery. The famous men's fragrance Paco Rabanne Pour Homme was released in 1973 and paved the way for the brand's portfolio of blockbuster fragrances.

The designer retired from the world of fashion in 1999, presenting his 33rd couture collection, after which he rarely appeared in public.

In 2011, Barcelona-based Puig revived Rabanne's dormant fashion business, first with Indian designer Manish Arora. And in 2013, the fashion house was headed by French designer Julien Dossen.

In 2021, Paco Rabanne's perfume business, best known for its men's fragrances, ranked third in the world.

 

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