Paco Rabanne

Maybe you’ve seen the famous Rabanne tunic from the Sixties.

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Plates of aluminum linked together.

The designer made a name for himself with these oddly appealing creations.

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^A wedding dress of white leather and chain links.^

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^Audrey Hepburn in a Paco Rabanne mini for the film ‘Two for the Road’.

Rabanne collaborated with Jacques Fonteray to create the costumes for ‘Barabarella’ in 1968.

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For more on Fonda’s ‘Barabarella’ costumes, go here.

Rabanne continued designing and running his brand into the 90s but sold to Puig in 2000.

As of June, 2012, the Creative Director for the brand was Lydia Maurer, though the brand changes designers so frequently that this may not be current information.

Clearly the young designers running the brand are determined to maintain some connection to Mr. Rabanne’s aesthetic, as these selections from the Paco Rabanne Spring 2013 RTW collection demonstrate.

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