Unique, irreverent sensuality to which nothing and no one can resist. This modern-day Cleopatra is the queen of queens, the woman of all victories, the absolute icon.
Born Francisco de Rabanne da Cuervo, in Spain in 1934, Paco Rabanne later moved to France during the Spanish Civil War. He studied architecture in Paris and began his fashion career in 1965 when he presented his first collection, “Unwearables,” which included his famous experimental dresses made from plastic. After a couple of years he became an international star, and released his first fragrance, Calandre, in 1969. Today, the Paco Rabanne brand boasts a total of 36 fragrances.
Often described as outlandish and flamboyant, Paco Rabanne has been called the ‘enfant terrible’ (a terrifyingly candid child) of French fashion. Though his designs have been considered bizarre by many, it’s undeniable that they veered away from tradition, and had a major influence on fellow designers. From the plastic and metal accessories he first made for Givenchy and Dior, to his runway shows and innovative fragrances, he’s always ensured that the Paco Rabanne brand has always been at the forefront of innovation.