Paco Rabanne is dead: the fashion world mourns! World famous designer (88) died

Paco Rabanne has died at the age of 88. The Spanish fashion designer became famous for his extraordinary designs and perfumes. These world stars wore his clothes.

The Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne is dead. This was initially reported on Friday by various media, citing the French newspaper “Le Télégramme”.

Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne (88) is dead: cause of death unclear

Paco Rabanne died on Friday at the age of 88, as the Spanish cosmetics group Puig confirmed to the German Press Agency.

“He is one of the most important personalities in the fashion world of the 20th century and his legacy will remain a constant source of inspiration,” the fashion house paid tribute to him on Instagram. “We are grateful to Monsieur Rabanne for establishing our avant-garde heritage and defining a future of unlimited possibilities.”

Paco Rabanne was known for extravagant designs

Rabanne, born in San Sebastián, Spain, in 1934, became known in the 1960s for his extravagant clothing designs. Unlike other fashion designers at the time, he used little satin or velvet, instead playing with materials such as aluminum or plastic.

In recent years he has been best known for his perfume series. Rabanne was considered a self-taught fashion designer. His mother worked for fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. In the 196s, Rabanne founded his eponymous company, which has been fully owned by the Spanish cosmetics group Puig for several decades.

According to media reports, the fashion designer died in Brittany near Brest. Nothing is currently known about the cause of death.

Designer designed dresses for Jane Fonda and Brigitte Bardot

According to “Bild”, Paco Rabanne made his international breakthrough in 1968 with the costume design for the film Barbarella, in which he designed, among other things, the skin-tight catsuit for the leading actress Jane Fonda. As ZDF writes, he was also known for a collection called “Twelve unwearable items of clothing”, some of which consisted of pieces of metal with sharp edges. Brigitte Bardot also wore his clothes.

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