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Paco Rabanne Spring 2006: Brightly Hued Vintage Kimono Silks Pieced Back Together Into Dresses - Similar to What the Original Rabanne Did in the 60s w/ Metal & Plastic Discs. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION EXPERT FASHION BLOG

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For Spring 2006, Patrick Robinson reinterpreted the Paco Rabanne legacy of metal & plastic sheath dresses. Instead of using hardware the way Rabanne did in the 60s, Robinson's homage took a more modern approach - he cut up 500 vintage kimonos & then pieced them back together.

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Robinson carried the piecing-together idea through to include ropes of the type sailors use - to cinch in waists, hoist up bodices & even for use as footwear.

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A pretty collection of wearable little dresses, casual suits, and groovy shorts in classic neutral colors peppered with hits of bright color from the vintage kimono silks - it's the details like the ropes & the way the shorts are seamed that make it interesting.

- Lesley Scott

(Runway photos from Style.com)

October 18, 2005 in Fashion, Fashiontribes Files, Shoes, Spring 2006 Runway Shows, Weblogs | Permalink

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Hi. I was just wondering whether anyone knew how to purchase a Paco Robane dress, which Sarah Jessica Parker wore on Sex and the city. It is cream/gold, with Sequins attached. I am desperate to find it, so i would be very grateful for help. Thanks.

Posted by: Chloe | Feb 22, 2006 6:29:02 AM

Hi. I was wondering if anyone knew how to purchase a Paco Robane sandal that he presented at the spring 2006 show. It is the rope sandal that comes in either white or black. I am in desperate need to purchase this sandal and any help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Posted by: Yuen | Apr 21, 2006 10:47:34 AM

Hy,I was wondering if anyone knew how to purchase a Paco Rabanne siver bubble dress.I am in desperate need to find it.
thank you.

Posted by: anna | Sep 6, 2006 8:48:09 PM

The vintage fashionista in me gulped when I read this headline. Part of me thinks it's a vintage sin to cut up such beautiful garments, but part of what makes the garment beautiful are the details and fabric. Who the hell is going to wear a kimono in public? At least they weren't iconic designer pieces that were cut up.

I really like this collection.

Posted by: Sandra Mendoza-Daly | Sep 10, 2006 8:02:33 PM

almost all the models look like men

Posted by: emiko | Jul 29, 2007 4:59:00 AM

want to know where i can purchase the paco rabanne dress worn in season six episode 11 of sex and the city by carrie at the steakhouse. love it!!!

Posted by: lisa iannaccone | Dec 1, 2007 6:02:50 PM

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