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Paco Rabanne Shoulder Bags

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
Paco Rabanne Vintage Black Discs with Gold Toned Hardware Bag
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Nice, FR
PACO RABANNE vintage shoulder bag from the 1970s featuring black rodhoid discs and gold toned harware. Marked PACO RABANNE Paris - Production R I C A F Italy. Indicative measuremen...
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20th Century Italian Paco Rabanne Shoulder Bags

Vintage Iconic PACO RABANNE Logo Square Disc Chainmail Space Age Metal Bag
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage Iconic PACO RABANNE Logo Square Disc Chainmail Space Age Metal Bag Measurements: Height: 7.48 inches (19 cm) Width: 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) Depth: 1.37 inches (3.5 cm) Strap: ...
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A Paco Rabanne Evening Clutch in Khaki Leather and Pads Circa 1968
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1968 France Evening clutch or small shoulder bag in khaki leather and Crocodile imitation pads from the famous Designer House Paco Rabanne around 1968. Suede leather backgroun...
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PACO RABANNE Bag in Coral Leather and Palladium Metal
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Paris, FR
Collector! Paco Rabanne bag made from the famous pieces of coral leather attached by palladium metal rings. The interior is in black leather. It can be worn on the shoulder or cro...
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Paco Rabanne Paris Black Leather Shoulder Bag 1980s
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