Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne Designer History:
Francisco "Paco" Rabaneda Cuervo, better and widely referred to as Paco Rabanne was born in San Sebastian, the Spanish Basque region on 18 February 1934. He spent his childhood under the bombing of Spain, and later fled Spain and went to France with his mother when the Spanish Civil war broke out. They went on exile for the reason that his family was republican. Prior to that, his mother was positioned and worked as a chief seamstress for the renowned Fashion House Balenciaga.

At first he had an architect's education but eventually grew to be identified as the –terrible child-(L'enfant Terrible) of the French fashion world in the 1960s.

Paco stated, he experienced his first supernatural encounter at the age of seven and this basically affected him for the rest of his life. Up to 1966, Courreges, Cardin, Balenciaga, and Givenchy inspired him and purchased his drawings and Gerard Pipart, who at the time had recently moved to Nina Ricci, sent him a few designs to embroider. Together with his entire family, he created extravagant buttons designed of plaited leather, valuable gemstones, and even vermicelli or coffee beans stuck to Rhodoid, then coated in different colors.

Paco Rabanne Fragrance History:
Paco Rabanne presented his first fragrance In 1973 with Paco Rabanne pour homme. In 1993 he released XS pour homme and a year later XS pour elle a version for womens a floral, transparent perfume. In 1995 he rolls out his first unisex fragrance Paco that was presented in a recyclable metallic container. Paco Energy followed three years later, while Ultraviolet perfume for women was introduced in 1999 with the men’s version following the next year. Black XS for men in 2005 was accompanied by the female version Black XS for women in 2007 while probably his most popular release 1 Million for men was introduced in 2008 and the ladies version Lady Million in 2010. There have been several seasonal releases for the 1 Million and Lady Million collections since then.

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