Portraits

Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne was born in 1934 in Pasaia, in the Spanish Basque Country. In 1939, his mother, who was the head seamstress at Balenciaga, fled to France because of the Spanish civil war. A non-conformist figure, Paco Rabanne would very quickly conquer the world of fashion.

Following architecture studies at the Fine Arts school in Paris, in the early sixties he began crafting decorative accessories for top Couture houses, such as Balenciaga, Nina Ricci, Courrèges and Givenchy.

In 1966, he presented his first Manifesto Collection : “12 Unwearable Dresses in contemporary materials”, adorned with sequins and rhodoid plates.
In 1999, Paco Rabanne retired from the Fashion scene after over thirty years of internationally acclaimed creativity.

 

Julien Dossena

Julien Dossena

Julien Dossena, 32 years old, French designer.

Receives the Special Jury Price and the 1.2.3 Prize at the Hyères International Fashion Festival in 2006. Graduates the following year from La Cambre visual arts school in Brussels.

From 2008 to 2012, he is part of the Fashion Show Studio at Balenciaga as Senior Designer alongside Nicolas Ghesquière.
In July 2013, Julien Dossena joins the House of Paco Rabanne as Creative Director of Women’s Ready-to- Wear.