Paco Rabanne, a French-Spanish fashion designer, died on February 3, 2023, at the age of 88. His death was confirmed via a photo on his official Facebook profile.
The caption of the post read (in part):
“The House of Paco Rabanne would like to pay tribute to our creative designer and creator, who died today at the age of 88. His legacy as one of the most influential fashion personalities of the twentieth century will serve as a continuing source of inspiration.”
The Perfume Shop, a well-known perfume shop, also shared their sorrow on Facebook, writing that Rabanne developed a historical brand with boundless future potential. The message went on to say:
“His scents are a consistent blend of flawless notes and flavors – a union of dreams that contain particular memories for so many of us. At this moment, our hearts and prayers are with his friends and family, as well as everyone at Puig.”
Rabanne’s cause of death is still unknown.
The Apollo 11 mission influenced space-age couture.
Space-age fashion was launched in the 1960s as a result of the success of the Apollo 11 mission. Paco Rabanne was recognized for the fashion genre that became famous due to its distinctive materials. Andre Courreges was the first fashion designer to popularize the style. Courreges created moon boots, short and straight skirts, and extraterrestrial-inspired eyewear out of PVC pipes and plastic. Pierre Cardin also introduced the Cosmos collection, which included light bulb-shaped wool gowns, feathery headgear, and circular ruby-red raincoats. Cardin told the New York Times in 2010 that he wanted to develop something relevant to the future and to see women living without limits.
Emilio Pucci then debuted a flight attendant collection that included astronaut-style helmets and cotton jackets. Paco Rabanne also created a similar outfit for Jane Fonda in the science fiction picture Barbarella. The design has also been seen on television series such as Star Trek and The Jetsons.
Paco Rabanne was well-known for his one-of-a-kind creations.
Paco Rabanne, who was born on February 18, 1934, founded his fashion brand in 1966 and was well-known for the materials he employed in his creations. He was recognized for creating futuristic garments out of hammered metal, paper, and even malleable polymers. Following his 1968 cooperation with the fragrance manufacturer Puig, he launched XS in 1994. His first drawing exhibition launched in 2005, with proceeds going to the well-being of women in Beslan. Rabanne made a few strange remarks on television that the public thought was strange since they were related to the paranormal.
He previously claimed to have had a good connection with Jesus Christ and to have encountered God and extraterrestrial creatures. He proceeded to make similar assertions, for which he was strongly chastised. Rabanne also wrote a book called Has the Countdown Begun? From darkness to illumination.