Paco Rabanne – new materials

Paco  Rabanne, designer of Spanish origins,  was the creator of a totally new way of dressing.In 1966, he showed his first collection, a provocative manifesto titled  12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials. These dresses were embellished with rhodoid (nome francese coniato per definire material plastico a basa di cellulose) sequins (lustrini) and plaques (placche).  In 1969, Paco Rabanne also revolutionized the perfume industry with Calandre, his first fragrance for women, followed by Paco Rabanne pour Homme. The name comes from  the French for the grille (mascherina del radiator) of an automobile, a symbol of innovation and modernity. Calandre is classified as a gentle, floral fragrance, a blend (aroma) of soft flowers with herbs (erbe) and woods. Paco Rabanne used handmade(fatti a mano)pieces and  recycled  materials like  hammered metal (metallo martellato), knitted fur (pelliccia lavorata ai ferri), aluminum jersey (jersey di  alluminio), dresses made from paper (carta) or fluorescent leather (pelle fluorescente) or fiber glass (fibra di vetro) to create unique dresses.