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Paco Rabanne, the Spanish-born designer best known for his metallic ensembles and space age designs of the 1960s, has died at the age of 88 in Portsall, Britanny.
The death of Francisco Rabaneda y Cuervo, Paco Rabanne’s birth name, was confirmed by a spokesperson for Spanish group Puig, which controls the Paco Rabanne label he exited two decades ago.
French Fashion designer Paco Rabanne stands with one of his models at the finale of his show at the Rossiya Hotel in Moscow, November 25. STR New/File Photo
French designer Paco Rabanne poses after his Spring-Summer ready-to-wear women’s fashion collection for 2004 in Paris, October 11, 2003.
Designer Paco Rabanne appears with his models at the end of his Spring/Summer 2001 ready-to-wear show in Paris 9 October 2000. STR New/File Photo
SPANISH DESIGNER ROSEMARY RODRIGUEZ AND FRENCH DESIGNER PACO RABANNE AFTER SPRING-SUMMER READY-TO-WEAR FASHION SHOW IN PARIS. REUTERS/File Photo