“Paco Rabanne made transgression magnetic. Who but he could convince the Parisian woman to demand dresses made of plastic and metal?” Puig explained in his statement.
“His rebellious, radical spirit gave him a name apart. There is only one Rabanne. His death reminds us once again of his enormous influence on contemporary design, a spirit that lives on in the house that bears his name,” declared José Manuel Albesa, President of Puig’s beauty products and perfumery division.
This house began a collaboration with the designer in 1968, with a first perfume, Calandre, which was very successful.
It was the beginning of a successful variation that arrived in time for Rabanne, who had caused a sensation twenty years earlier with her dresses made of metal plates, or entirely of plastic.
“His vision was daring and provocative,” recalled the statement from Puig, who was fully bought by Paco Rabanne in 1986.