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Paco Rabanne Clothing

Spanish, b. 1934

Visionary designer Paco Rabanne first made a name for himself in the 1960s when he introduced dresses, handbags and other clothing and accessories that went against the common sensibilities of the time and challenged the public's perception of what fashion should be. By working with unlikely materials such as paper and Rhodoid — a cellulose acetate plastic often used to line baking pans — Rabanne forced the fashion world to reconsider materials and form.

Rabanne was born Francisco Rabaneda y Cuervo in Spain’s Basque region. His mother was the head seamstress at Balenciaga when she relocated herself and her son to France in 1939 to escape the Spanish Civil War. Once in France, he took on the name Paco Rabanne.

Rabanne studied architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris but pivoted toward fashion and began to design accessories and costume jewelry. Rabanne collaborated with many acclaimed luxury houses — his early clients included Charles Jourdan, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin and Dior.

By 1966, Rabanne was working on avant-garde designs in his own newly-opened studio. He introduced a couture collection titled “Twelve Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials.” The garments — made of aluminum, plastic and eco-friendly paper and fastened with wire — were unveiled at a show that featured music and models of color (both uncommon characteristics for such an event). Sculptural, sexy and solidly Space Age in appearance, Rabanne’s experiments turned heads. Pop star-actresses Brigitte Bardot and Françoise Hardy would soon be seen in the designer’s iconic metallic dresses, and Rabanne found enthusiasts in the likes of revolutionary couturier Elsa Schiaparelli and art collector Peggy Guggenheim. In 1968 Rabanne designed leather boots and erotically charged dresses made of molded plastic and chain-mail mesh for the science fiction film Barbarella.

Rabanne called Salvador Dalí a close friend and drew on the Surrealist movement in his designs. He continued to use unconventional materials in his work. From aluminum jersey and fur to ostrich feathers and Velcro, everything was suitable for his pioneering garments. And Rabanne’s talents are diverse — his prolific output even includes stylish furniture.

In 1999 Rabanne retired from the fashion business. In 2010 he was named Officer of the Legion d’Honneur by the French culture minister. Today, under the creative direction of French designer Julien Dossena, the Paco Rabanne brand continues to innovate and offer looks that nod to the past as well as the future.

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Designer: Paco Rabanne
1980's Paco Rabanne Black Silk Mock Neck Belted Mini Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1980's New with Tag Paco Rabanne black silk mini dress with a mock neck and attached patent leather wide belt. Back zipper closure.
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

1980's Paco Rabanne Black Silk Belted Mini Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1980's Black silk sleeveless fitted mini dress with an attached metal horse bit buckled belt from PACO RABANNE and an invisible back zipper. New with tags.
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

A Paco Rabanne Couture Bolero in "Papier Fou" Called - France Circa 1981
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1981 France Iconic quilted Bolero with fins in "Papier Fou" by Paco Rabanne Haute Couture dating from the first edition of 1981. This famous model is taken up by the Couture ...
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Rich Shades of Browns and Yellow Striped Center Silk Scarf
By Paco Rabanne
Located in New York, NY
Paco Rabanne wonderfully rich shades of browns and yellow accented with black surrounding a striped center silk scarf measures 30 inches by 31 inches. Edges are hand-rolled and ...
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Retro Paco Rabanne Black and White High Neck Panel Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Paco Rabanne black and white high neck panel dress. Featuring a silver buckle on the waist. Very chic and retro style! - Made in France. - Size M. - Bust: 28 inche...
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1990s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Beaded Caftan Gown
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This dress is a beautiful 1980's Paco Rabanne. Paco Rabbane will always be remembered for his experimentation with unconventional materials like plastic, neon and metal. His designs ...
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne metal corset top with natural nut beads, ss 2003
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, GB
▪ Paco Rabanne beaded metal corset top ▪ A variety of natural nut beads ▪ Stainless steel tube beads ▪ Chain halter and back fastening ▪ Sizing: Adjustable Small - Medium ▪ Sprin...
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Early 2000s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Vintage Paco Rabanne White Lattice One Piece Swim Suit
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Never Worn Paco Rabanne White Lattice One Piece Bathing Suit. Bathing suit still has store tag. Marked Size 40. Fit size 4/6 Bust: 32 inch - 34 inch Waist: 28 inch - 30 inch Hip: 34...
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1990s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Mosaic Metal Skirt Size 40
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Thousand Oaks, CA
This skirt is a piece of art. Wrap in style, long in length, with slit opening. The belt is brown leather. with a silver ring and can be wrapped and adjusted for one's interpretation...
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2010s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Vintage PACO RABANNE PARIS Space Age Metal Embellish Pocket Jacket
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage PACO RABANNE PARIS Space Age Metal Embellish Pocket Jacket Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulder: 15.35 inches (39 cm) Sleeves: 23.62 inches (...
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Vintage Silver Metal Mesh Iconic Draped Backless Top
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Nice, FR
PACO RABANNE vintage polished silver tone metal mesh iconic backless top with draped front. Metal tag PACO RABANNE Paris. Indicative measurements taken laid flat : mesh rectangle w...
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

2000S PACO RABANNE Red, Forest & Lime Green Floral Bias Cut Gown
By Paco Rabanne
Located in New York, NY
2000S PACO RABANNE Red, Forest & Lime Green Floral Bias Cut Gown
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Early 2000s Paco Rabanne Clothing

PACO RABANNE Gold Rhodoid Disc Do It Yourself Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
PACO RABANNE Gold Rhodoid Disc Do It Yourself Dress SIZE: 36/ 38 (mannequin is size 36) Features: - The discs are in pale gold tone linked with jump rings. - PACO RABANNE metal t...
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1990s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne emblematic mini dress in gold plastic discs and jump rings, c.1996
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, GB
Paco Rabanne emblematic mini dress in gold plastic discs and metal jump rings, circa 1996 Paco Rabanne made a comet-like entrance into the fashion world in 1966 with sparkling no-s...
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1990s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne metallic leather mini dress, Circa 1966
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, GB
A unique Paco Rabanne piece. Constructed from soft calf leather. The metallic tone of the dress is evocative of the designer’s futuristic aesthetic. Lined in a grey silk-like viscose...
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1960s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Gold Chain Cocktail Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Never worn Paco Rabanne Gold chain link sleeveless cocktail dress. New with tag. In excellent condition. Fit size 4-6
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

Early PACO RABANNE Vintage Silver Gold Evening Prom Grown Metal Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in PARIS, FR
Important Early PACO RABANNE vintage gown dress. 4 pieces of PACO RABANNE metal tag at the buttoms of the dress. Wonderful silhouette. VERY GOOD condition! Closure: small clips. T...
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1970s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Small square silver appliqués on a jersey base Paco Rabanne
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Small square silver appliqués on a jersey base. Lining only on the bust. SIZE 40 (L )
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Early 2000s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Blue & Silver Wool Party Top
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A striking Paco Rabanne women's short sleeve evening shirt in a blue virgin wool with sheer, metallic knit horizontal stripes that adds lots of sex appeal. Perfect for an evening eve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

1980's Paco Rabanne Black Silk Shirt Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1980's New with Tag black silk button up shirt dress with a wool crepe skirt and wide attached belt from PACO RABANNE.
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne black rayon strappy evening dress with square mirror plate, ss 2004
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, GB
▪ Paco Rabanne rare black rayon strappy evening dress ▪ Square mirror plate with cut-out ▪ Bra-top ▪ Spaghetti straps at the waist, hips, and shoulders ▪ Cut-out sides ▪ Knee-le...
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Early 2000s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Silver Foil Grid Mini Dress US Size 8
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Nice, FR
PACO RABANNE white mini dress with silver foil grid. Top surface is silver foil printed creating a metallic chain mail effect on a white knit spandex base. Slips on. Hook neck clos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne anthracite skirt suit
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Capri, IT
Paco Rabanne anthracite skirt suit top and skirt by Paco Rabanne totally made in france in size Small
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1990s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Black and White Acrylic Vintage Halter Crop Top, 1960s
By Paco Rabanne
Located in San Diego, CA
Insanely awesome PACO RABANNE 1960s acrylic black and white checkered halter crop top! Silver metal hooks attach each square piece of acrylic. Adjustable chain at top back neck and ...
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1960s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Plunge Neckline Sleeveless Bodysuit
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Paco Rabanne Bodysuit. Metallic & Pink. Sleeveless with Plunge Neckline. COLOR: Pink MATERIAL: Not listed, feels like synthetic blend. SIZE: Size not listed, estimated from measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne New Buckle Ankle Boots EU 37
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Water Mill, NY
A pair of fabulous black leather boots from Paco Rabanne. They are ankle high with lug rubber soles, 1.75" heel and three silver buckled straps across the front. They are lined in ...
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2010s Paco Rabanne Clothing

PACO RABANNE Sienna Brown Lamb Leather Dual Buckle A-Line Wrap Skirt
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Thiensville, WI
PACO RABANNE Sienna Brown Lamb Leather Dual Buckle A-Line Wrap Skirt Brand / Manufacturer: Paco Rabanne Style: Wrap Skirt Color(s): Brown Lined: Yes Marked Fabric Content: C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Gold Chainmail Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Brossard, QC
Fabric straps that merge into sides and collar Lace-up sides Gold-tone snap button closure Cream laces and gold eyelets Unlined A-line skirt silhouette Heavyweight material Button-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Couture Black and Green Architectural and Structured Jacket
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Men's jacket by Paco Rabanne circa 1980s Black wool outer with green wool inner Black vinyl trims Hidden button closure in front Condition: Good, structurally needs shaping
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Late 20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

Vintage PACO RABANNE Logo Chainmail Metal Harness Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage PACO RABANNE Logo Chainmail Metal Harness Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Shoulder: 13.18 inches (33.5 cm) Bust: 17.12 inches (43.5 c...
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1990s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne New Metal Mesh Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Water Mill, NY
An incredible metal mesh, chain mail dress in a beautiful red, blue and silver abstract print from Paco Rabanne. It is a sleeveless with a rounded neckline. The dress is unlined an...
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2010s Paco Rabanne Clothing

1980's Paco Rabanne Cream Stretch Cross Back Maxi Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1980's Paco Rabanne stretch knit maxi dress in cream with a criss-cross straps and an open back and a relaxed metal buckle detail waist belt. New with Tag.
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Vintage PACO RABANNE Silver Metallic Mesh Grid Long Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage PACO RABANNE Silver Metallic Mesh Grid Long Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Bust: 14 inches (35.56 cm) could accommodate bigger size as it ...
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Silver Metal Mesh Tank Top
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Nice, FR
PACO RABANNE silver metal mesh tank top. Rectangular metal label reads PACO RABANNE. Indicative measurements taken laid flat : length approx 47 cm (18.50 inches). Photographed...
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Chainmail Halter Top with Resin Bead Chevron Breast Detail
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Nice, FR
PACO RABANNE vintage halter top in silver metal mesh chainmail featuring red resin bead chevron detail on the breast. Top attaches in the back with bondage style metal mesh straps. ...
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Woman Open-back Layered Satin Gown US 8
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, GB
Paco Rabanne Black Satin Flared Sleeve Caped Evening Dress - Stunning statement evening dress featuring a bold flared sleeve and cape detail, concealing a low open back - Flowing l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne 60's Inspired Modern Version of Brigitte Bardot Chain Mail Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Paco Rabanne striped chain mail dress, as seen modeled by Brigitte Bardot in the 1960's (see photo). This modern version, with inspiration from the sexy 60's, is from the Paco Ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

1980's Paco Rabanne Gold Silk Mock Neck Belted Mini Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Gold silk sleeveless mini dress with a mock neck and hidden back zipper featuring an attached tonal wide belt from PACO RABANNE 1980's collection. New with Tag.
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Vintage PACO RABANNE Silver Foil Mesh Sleeveless Top Blouse
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage PACO RABANNE Silver Foil Mesh Sleeveless Top Blouse Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulder: 10.23 inches (26 cm) Bust: 16.14 inches (41 cm) wit...
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne 1985 "House of Medici" Haute Couture Gown Museum Collectors
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1985 Paco Rabanne Couture one-of-a-kind gown fashioned of silk velvet with bolero of heavily embroidered soutache and sequins in a floral motif. The attached bolero give the illusi...
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

PACO RABANNE Early 1960's "BRA TOP " Bodice Piece
By Paco Rabanne
Located in New York, NY
Amazing Paco Rabanne early 1960's bra top bodice . Paco R. used such unconventional materials as metal, paper and plastic for his designs. The entire top would have had to have b...
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1960s Paco Rabanne Clothing

PACO RABANNE Size 4 Black Floral Lace Silk Maxi Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in San Francisco, CA
PACO RABANNE dress comes in a black floral silk with a slip liner featuring a maxi style, lace edges, a-line, and spaghetti straps. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: 36 Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

Top and skirt metallic pattern 70's Paco Rabanne
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Top and skirt metallic pattern
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1970s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Important & Rare Paco Rabanne Neon Coat Dress 1967
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We are pleased to offer an important vintage Paco Rabanne neon pink, orange, and green leather coat dress featuring leather orange ties, silver-tone metal fittings, 3/4 length sleeve...
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1960s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Vintage Paco Rabanne Chain Mail Metal Couture Bikini Ensemble
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Metal Couturier" Paco Rabanne silver chain mail metal two piece bikini with gold tone metal hoop detailing. Triangle silver chain mail top features gold hoops throughout and a chain...
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

1980's Paco Rabanne Beige Stretch Belted Skirt
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1980's Paco Rabanne beige stretch knit midi skirt with an attached fabric belt with gold logo buckle and a back zipper closure. New with Tags.
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1980s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Rare 1960s Paco Rabbane Chainmail Jacket
By Paco Rabanne
Located in New York, NY
Rare 1960s Paco Rabbane Chainmail Jacket; Comprised of gold-tone linked metal discs. Open front with no closure.
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1960s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Wrapped cocktail dress in black shiny rayon and side buttons Paco Rabanne
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Wrapped cocktail dress in black shiny rayon and side button. SIZE 8 US
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Early 2000s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Haute Couture Jeweled Necklace Caftan Dress Collectors, Museums
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A one-of-a-kind Couture Paco Rabanne circa 1970's. Fashioned of black burnout silk velvet with colors of orange, yellow, gold, in a zebra pattern. The attached oversized long Sautoi...
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1970s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Floral-Print Satin Midi Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, GB
Made in Portugal from satin, it has puffed shoulders and a gathered bodice, then falls to a loosely ruffled midi skirt. It has a plunging neckline highlighted by crystal-embellished...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne 2020 Stretch Lurex Jersey Shorts
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Paco Rabanne Stretch Lurex Jersey shorts. From the Summer 2020 Collection. Pink. Skin tight. COLOR: Pink MATERIAL: Not listed, feels like synthetic blend. SIZE: Size not listed, es...
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21st Century and Contemporary Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne clear plastic embroidered coat with incased black feathers, c. 1960
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, GB
▪ Paco Rabanne clear plastic coat ▪ Black stitch embroidered pattern ▪ Incased black feathers ▪ Large buttons with velcro backing ▪ Two front patch pockets ▪ Size Medium ▪ c. 1960s
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1960s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Floral Chainmail Tank
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Thousand Oaks, CA
Multicolour aluminium floral chainmail top from Paco Rabanne featuring a floral print, a scoop neck, a sleeveless design, a scoop back and a straight hem. Aluminium 100% Made in Fran...
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2010s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Brown Mini skirt with Circles Leather Cut Out
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
2000s Paco Rabanne black mini skirt with red, white and black vinyl leather cut out. Waist: 28"/ Hip: 38"/ Length: 19 ** Skirt is styled with beaded vest available for purchase on ou...
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Early 2000s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Vintage Black Wool Halter Dress with Metal Collar US Size 6
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Nice, FR
PACO RABANNE vintage black wool halter dress with metal collar. This dress features : - Halter neck with back buttoning. - Metal collar consisting of silver toned "arrows". - Three ...
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20th Century Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabbane Sweater Set (Fall 2012)
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pony Hair Leather Chainlink Sweater Set by Paco Rabanne Fall 2012, Look 13 Black knit mesh Decorative rows of royal blue pony hair leather chainlink Semi sheer Metal chain link at...
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2010s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabbane 1990s Black Lace Babydoll Dressw/ Rhinestone Buttons
By Paco Rabanne
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1990s black Paco Rabbane lace dress! Features functional black buttons, with rhinestones up the front. Tie at back to control desired fit. Fully lined. In great condition. ...
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1990s Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne Vintage Silver Metal Mesh Iconic Backless Top
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Nice, FR
PACO RABANNE vintage polished silver toned metal mesh iconic backless top. Adjustable size (extension chains). Lobster clasps closure. Metal tag embossed PACO RABANNE Paris. Photo...
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20th Century French Paco Rabanne Clothing

Paco Rabanne clothing for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Paco Rabanne clothing. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue, pink, yellow and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Ceil Chapman, Marc Bohan and Giorgio di Sant'Angelo appealing. Find Haute Couture, Vintage and Designer Paco Rabanne clothing from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $101 and tops out at $32,000 while the average work can sell for $873..

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