Legendary 1960s fashion house Paco Rabanne was best known for its innovative approach to materials and construction. Rabanne famously costumed Barbarella and created glittering gold and silver dresses from linked metal plates and chain mail.
Manish Arora’s appointment to Paco Rabanne is still unconfirmed by both camps, as neither has yet responded to requests for comment. This is not the first attempt to revive the defunct fashion house. The last designer to hold the post of creative director before Paco Rabanne’s 2006 closure was Patrick Robinson, who is now the VP of Global Design at the Gap.