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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Paco Rabanne

This necktie from Paco Rabanne takes a traditional medallion design and updates it with larger shapes and a wider, bolder color palette. Originally a jewelry designer, Rabanne (born Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo) launched his own fashion house in Paris in 1966. His use of metal as a dress fabric has inspired an enigmatic short story, "The Dress" by Elizabeth Brown, published by David Longhorn in Issue 17 of his excellent Supernatural Tales journal. (Note that there is a free PDF edition if you feel inclined to read the story right now.)


Chubby Amigo said...

I love this tie.

lynton said...

This is rather lovely , and very bold . I love the strength of the colours and vigor of the design .
Very evocative of Paco Rabanne ..

Wish it was mine ..

Anonymous said...

Even Knotty Bear loves this tie.