Paco Rabanne Cause of death: Spanish fashion designer dead at 88
Spanish fashion and perfume connoisseur Paco Rabanne is dead.
The Spanish-born designer died in Portsall, France.
His death was confirmed by the Spanish group Puig, which controls the Paco Rabanne fashion house and fragrance business.
José Manuel Albesa, president of Puig’s fashion and beauty division eulogized Paco with the words below:
“Paco Rabanne made transgression magnetic. Who else could induce fashionable Parisian women to clamor for dresses made of plastic and metal? Who but Paco Rabanne could imagine a fragrance called Calandre – the word means ‘automobile grill,’ you know – and turn it into an icon of modern femininity?”
“That radical, rebellious spirit set him apart: There is only one Rabanne,”
“With his passing, we are reminded once again of his enormous influence on contemporary fashion, a spirit that lives on in the house that bears his name.”
Marc Puig, chairman and chief executive officer of Puig also confirmed Paco’s death. He said;
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Paco Rabanne,”
“The history of Puig and Paco Rabanne began in the late 1960s with the launch of Calandre, the perfume created soon after the designer released ‘12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials.’
“A major personality in fashion, his was a daring, revolutionary and provocative vision, conveyed through a unique aesthetic,” added Puig. “He will remain an important source of inspiration for the Puig fashion and fragrance teams, who continuously work together to express Mr. Paco Rabanne’s radically modern codes. I extend my sincere condolences to his family and to those who have known him.”
Rabanne rose to international prominence in the 1960’s and retired from fashion in 1999.
He went into obscurity and has rarely been seen in the public eye.
Paco Rabanne cause of death
Paco’s cause of death is yet to be announced by his family.
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