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founded by

Paco Rabanne

belongs to

PUIG Group


In 1965 Paco Rabanne started his career as a designer by presenting a collection of 12 contemporary dresses which he called "the Unwearables". These included his first plastic dress.

In 1966 Paco Rabanne opened his own outlet at the age of 32, where he earned international repute for his metal-linked plastic-disc dresses, sun goggles and jewellery made of plastic in primary colours.

In 1990 Rabanne inaugurated his new boutique on the rue de Cherche Midi, Paris. The architect Eric Raffy designed the interiors based on 3 themes, metal, glass and light.

In 1999, Paco Rabanne presented his final collection and retired. Aurelien Tremblay and Christophe Decamin will design ready-to-wear for the house of Rabanne and Oliver Debias will design the Paco line. The Barcelona, Spain, financial house of Puig has bought out the house of Paco Rabanne in 2000. A major retrospective exhibition of the design work of Paco Rabanne has been mounted at the Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan, from September to November 2002. In 2000 young designer Rosemary Rodriguez (born 1966) joined the House of Rabanne. In 2002, Paco Rabanne handed over the design to her. In February 2005, it was announced that Patrick Robinson, who was earlier with Perry Ellis, has joined the house of Paco Rabanne succeeding Rosemary Rodriguez who was the designer for several years there.

The Look

His architectural background led him to use disks cut from metal or plastic, linked with wire and other interesting techniques when he created his fashions.
In his hi-tech period, he produced tiny metal, vinyl and plastic link dresses. These fashion experiments were important in pushing the boundaries of acceptable clothing to wear on the street.
Rabanne created his clothing by laying a woman on a table and shaping the metal parts directly on her body. This prompted Coco Chanel to remark that he was not so much a couturier but a metalworker.

Who Wears It

Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Brigette Bardot and Francoise Hardy


1968 Paco
1969 Calandre (W)
1969 Eau de Calandre (W)
1969 Eau de Calandre (M)
1973 Paco Rabanne pour homme
1975 La Nuit (W)
1976 La Nuit (M)
1979 Metall (M)
1984 S pour Homme
1984 Soin pour Homme
1985 Sport de Paco Rabanne
1986 Eau de Metal (M)
1986 Eau de Sport (M)
1988 Tenere (M)
1993 XS for men
1994 XS pour Elle
1995 Excess (W)
1996 Chrome (M)
1997 Paco Rabanne eau de toilette
1998 Paco Energy (U)
1999 Ultraviolet (W)
2000 Ultra Violet Intense (W)
2000 XS Extreme (W)
2001 XS Extreme (M)
2001 Ultraviolet Metal (W)
2001 Ultraviolet (M)
2001 Ultraviolet Metal Beach (W)
2001 XS Extreme Girl (W)
2002 Ultraviolet Aquatic Plastic (W)
2002 Paco Eau Pour Homme (M)
2002 Eau Paco Rabanne (M)
2003 Ultravoilet Liquid Crystal (W)
2003 Ultravoilet Liquid Crystal (M)
2003 Paco Rabanne Pour Elle (W)
2004 Ultraviolet Liquid Metal (W)
2004 Ultraviolet Aurore Borealis Edition (W)
2004 Ultraviolet Man Aurore Borealis Edition
2005 Ultraviolet Liquid Metal Summer (M)
2005 Ultraviolet Fluoressence (W)
2005 Ultraviolet Fluoressence for Men
2006 XS Black (M)
2006 Ultraviolet Colours of Summer (W)
2006 Ultraviolet Man Colours of Summer
2007 Black XS for Her
2007 Ultraviolet Man Summer Pop (M)
2007 Ultraviolet Summer Pop (W)
2008 1 Million (M)
2008 Ultrared (W)
2008 Ultrared Men

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