Tributes have come to Paco Rabanne after the announcement of his death on Friday.
The Spanish designer, famous for sparking the space-age aesthetic of the 1960s, has died at his home in France, his company shared in a statement.
Rabanne’s designs remained popular until his death, after he established his fashion house in 1966, where he created ‘metal couture’ in opulent new forms of clothing.
The fashion world has been in mourning after hearing the news of the artist’s death, and has shared reactions to the loss.
The CEO of the Spanish company Puig, which controls the Paco Rabanne brand, said: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Paco Rabanne.
“A major personality in fashion, hers was a daring, revolutionary and provocative vision, conveyed through a unique aesthetic.”
José Manuel Albesa, president of Puig’s fashion and beauty division, added: “Paco Rabanne made transgression magnetic. Who else could induce fashionable Parisian women to clamor for dresses made of plastic and metal?
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“Who but Paco Rabanne could imagine a fragrance called Calandre – the word means ‘car grill’, you know – and make it an icon of modern femininity?
“That radical and rebellious spirit distinguished him: there is only one Rabanne. With his passing, we are reminded once again of his enormous influence on contemporary fashion, a spirit that lives on in the house that bears his name.”
Other names that followed up with tributes included Lindsay Lohan, who posted prayer, heart and dove emojis in response to the sad news on Instagram.
Model Stacey McKenzie recalled: “One of the most humble designers I was lucky enough to meet, hang out with, and model. Thank you for being you, Paco Rabanne, we will miss you very much”.
The V&A Museum of Art and Design tweeted: “We are saddened to learn of the death of designer @PacoRabanne.
“Originally trained as an architect, he radicalized elite fashion design in the 1960s through his playful use of materials. He will be missed.”
Rabanne retired from the fashion industry in 1999.
Before creating clothes, Rabanne made jewelry for the Givenchy, Dior and Balenciaga fashion houses, where her mother previously worked as a seamstress.
Rabonne’s iconic designs have received widespread acclaim and have been worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Beyonce, and Dua Lipa.