Paco Rabanne Fall Winter 2023 Collection

In the first runway show since the February death of Spanish-French designer Paco Rabanne, the label’s creative director Julien Dossena put forth a fall winter ’23 collection at Paris Fashion Week that paid homage to its founder in all sorts of ways. There were the expected metal mesh and chainmail mini dresses, skirts, tops and bags, but Dossena also explored the material in a swingy, feather-like shape of the metal. One series of gowns featured art work by Salvador Dalí (in partnership with the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí), including “The Shades of Night Descending” (1931) and “Sun-Table” (1935), while another grouping of citrus and lavender ruched gowns in metallic jersey came with jeweled hardware elements on the breastplate.

Second skin leather boots had reflective wedges on them and the swingy long skirts were paired with bejeweled thong sandals, while a series of silver pointy-toed flats harkened back to Rabanne’s swinging sixties start. A new retro sneaker was paired with fuzzy trousers and cropped sweaters and overcoats and even a tinsel-like gown.

See all the looks from the runway here.

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