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Designer Paco Rabanne dies at 88

Spanish design has lived in France and has its name linked to fashion and perfumery

Paco Rabanne

the Spanish designer Paco Rabanne died at the age of 88, on January 29, as announced this Friday 3 by the mayor of Vannes, David Robo. A recognized name in fashion and also in perfumery, he has lived in France. There is no information yet on the cause of his death, only that he was at home in Brittany, France.

Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo was born in Pasaia, in the Basque Country, on February 18, 1934. The Spanish designer left his mark on the catwalks with his futuristic creations, which captivated audiences from the 1960s onwards.

Passionate about France, the designer went into exile in the country during the Civil War, studied architecture at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris and used his creativity to create pieces using the most diverse materials, as well as dealing with the question of volumes and spaces .

The first steps in the art of fashion were made by designing accessories for haute couture collections of brands such as Nina Ricci, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Pierre Cardin. Soon she would be showcasing his creations. But it was in 1989, at Nuit du Chocolat, that he struck the public by showing off a chocolate-colored dress.

Thinking beyond the catwalks, Paco Rabanne has invested a perfume brand with his name. He also created fragrances especially for Rock in Rio in 2011, the Black XS Rock in Rio.

Source: Terra

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