Francisco Rabaneda y Cuervo, better known in the fashion industry as Paco Rabanne, passed away on February 3 at the age of 88. The news was confirmed by the management of his company, through a statement on social networks.
According to information from the newspaper Telegram me, Rabanne died at his home located in the town of Portsall, in Brittany, France. However, the cause of his death is still unknown.
The House of Paco Rabanne wishes to honor our visionary designer and founder, who passed away today at the age of 88. His legacy will remain among the most influential fashion figures of the 20th century. We are grateful to Monsieur Rabanne for establishing our cutting-edge heritage and defining a future of limitless possibilities.
Currently, the Rabanne fashion house presents its most famous collections in Paris. In addition, he has scheduled the reveal of the designer’s latest creations at the next Fashion Week in Paris, which will take place from February 27 to March 3 of this year.
Francisco Rabaneda y Cuervo was born in 1934. At the age of five, he escaped with his family from the Spanish Civil War and adopted the name Paco Rabanne. During his youth, he studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. However, his passion for fashion was always greater.
Before rising to fame, Rabanne sold costume accessories, buttons and embroidery that were applied to couture garments such as Balenciaga and Nina Ricci. Over time, he managed to create his own fashion house, standing out for creating metallic garments and expanding his business to the world of perfumery.