Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Paco Rabanne

It's hard to think of many Spanish designers that influenced the history of fashion. But, Paco Rabanne, is without a doubt, one of them.

He was born Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo in 1934 in the Basque Country -as well as Balenciaga- and was forced to fled for France due to the civil war.

Rabanne's fashion career started creating jewellery for Dior, Givenchy and Balenciaga. However, he didn't opened his own fashion house until 1966. In that short period of time he was able to define the 60's with his signature dresses made of metal and plastic disks .


Françoise Hardy was a huge fan of his designs.


Song: Voilà - Françoise Hardy

11 comments:

Aretha said...

Me encanta Paco Rabanne, realmente definió un nuevo estilo en la moda

bronwyn said...

I rember seeing lots of his ads in South African mags in the past. I'd be very interested to see more of his designs.

Molly :] said...

That dress is amazing.

SICK. said...

that first dress reminds me of a martin margiela (i think) dress.


x.
jessica

Tinsley said...

thats one of my favourite francoise photos. i didnt know she was wearing paco robanne!

On Track said...

That dress is so beautiful, it is so original and almost space age :)

I love Francois Hardy, she looks good in just about everything

coco said...

This is a great post
You so rarely read anything about paco robanne

Luxe. said...

This is a great post I love Paco

aka scrunchie girl said...

Lástima que se la haya ido la pinza creyéndose el profeta del mal y lleve veinte años anunciando el fin del mundo. beso!

WendyB said...

I love his '60s dresses.

Rumi said...

Love that Francoise pic...

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