Lauded fashion designer Paco Rabanne dies at age 88
Ukrainian designer Veronika Jeanvie, right, and Spanish-born fashion designer Paco Rabanne speaking to the media in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, June 11, 2007. Jeanvie will present her fashion collection supported by Paco Rabanne in Paris, July 4. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, February 3, 2023 9:30AM EST
PARIS (AP) — Paco Rabanne, the Spanish-born pace-setting designer known for perfumes sold worldwide and his metallic, space-age fashions, has died, the group that owns his fashion house announced on its website Friday. He was 88.
"The House of Paco Rabanne wishes to honor our visionary designer and founder who passed away today at the age of 88. Among the most seminal fashion figures of the 20th century, his legacy will remain,” the statement from Puig said.
Rabanne’s fashion house shows its collections in Paris, and is scheduled to unveil the brand’s latest ready-to-wear designs during fashion week from Feb. 27-March 3.