In his second season as creative director at Paco Rabanne, Manish Arora went back into the archives for inspiration for this Fall 2012 collection.
He presented an array of the founder’s signature drop-waist cocktail dresses, pant suits, jumpsuits with keyhole details and low-slung pants alongside sweaters, cardigans and oversized coats.
The mini metallic dress, designed in 1969 and worn by Brigitte Bardot and shot by David Bailey, was re-edited, along with a number of new variations.
In the midst of all the gold, silver, chainmail and discs which are house signatures, we also saw some electric blue, black, leather and pony skin.
Key accessories included ankle boots with gold heels, t-bar sandals and the iconic ‘le 69’ bag, which was re-edited.
Lady Gaga was the first to wear the Spring 2012 collection, followed by Nicole Richie.
I hope to see more of this wearable collection on the red carpet.
Front Row: Daphne Guinness and Anna Dello Russo
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Katy Perry, Anna Paquin, Rihanna, Ciara, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue and Fergie