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Francisco "Paco" Rabaneda Cuervo, (more commonly known under the pseudonym of Paco Rabanne) is a French fashion designer of Spanish origin who became known as l’enfant terrrible of the 1960’s French fashion world.
He started his career in fashion by creating jewelry for Givenchy, Dior, and Balenciaga and founded his own fashion house in 1966. He used unconventional material such as metal, paper, and plastic for his Metal Counture and outlandish and flamboyant designs.
Rabanne is known for his costume designs for such films as the 1968 scenece-fiction film Barbarella.