The iconic Spanish-born designer Paco Rabanne was behind the famous chainmail. He was regarded as a visionary who set futuristic standards for the fashion industry. He anticipated the internet's prospects in the 1970s; by the late 1990s, he had moved his marketplace to a brand-new e-commerce site called CyberShop.
Some facts about Paco Rabanne
Since his early childhood, the young Paco Rabanne was immersed in the fashion world. Until 1936, his mother was a first-hand at Cristóbal Balenciaga, where he developed an interest and passion in fashion. Paco Rabanne financed his graduate studies with his fashion sketches, including designs for bags for Roger Model and shoes for Charles Jourdan.
Rabanne made his debut on the French fashion scene in 1966 with the presentation of his "Manifesto: 12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials" collection, which included garments constructed from odd materials, including paper, metal, and plastic. These pieces remain iconic and are repeated in different variations in current collections.
Paco created the costume for the film Barbarella, which is a legendary sci-fi classic, but it's also remarkable for its use—or lack—of beautifully designed apparel.
Perfumery has not always been an obvious choice for Paco Rabanne. Thus, it was not until 1973 that his first perfume, "Paco Rabanne," for men, was released. The international success of his perfume line pushed him to create the perfumes "Metal," "Night," "Sport," and "Ténéré" between 1979 and 1988.
He retired from Haute Couture between 1999 and 2009 but remained in the ready-to-wear industry, which received a new impetus with the changes in artistic direction.
Rabanne not only dominated the European country with his incredible fashion stock but also spread its influence over India. He started his fashion business in India by collaborating with Indian designer Manish Arora in 2011.
Paco Rabanne passed away on 3 February 2023 at the age of 88 at his home in France. Among the most influential fashion figures of the 20th century, his legacy will remain a constant source of inspiration.