Francisco “Paco” Rabaneda Cuervo, more commonly known as Paco Rabanne, was a Spanish fashion and movie costume designer. His mother was chief seamstress at the Spanish salon of Balenciaga. Paco Rabanne’s fame grew when Jane Fonda wore his futuristic, metal dresses in the 1968 film Barbarella.
Paco Rabanne was the first fashion designer in France to use black models in the 1970s.
The new creative director at Paco Rabanne is Julien Dossena.