Fashion designer Paco Rabanne, Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo, has died at the age of 88 in the French Brittany town of Portstall. Originally from Guipizkoa in 1934, and raised in France, Rabanne leaves behind him an indelible mark in Spanish and international fashion, as well as in the world of perfumes.
Considered the most universal Spanish designer of all time, his metallic appliqué garments marked a before and after. With a very powerful perfume line behind him, Rabanne retired as a haute couture creator in the summer of 1999 to dedicate himself exclusively to ready-to-wear. Since then his designs have been the object of desire, inspiring thousands of firms to follow his legacy.
The world of fashion mourns his death today and remembers him with affection and respect: “that radical and rebellious spirit distinguishes him: there is only one Rabanne. With his death we remember once again his enormous influence on fashion contemporary, a spirit that endures in the Maison that bears his name”, declared Jose Manuel Albesa, who is president of Puig’s beauty and fashion division, in a statement.
Image | Paco Rabanne