paco rabanne

Rare 1996 Paco Rabanne Dress Kit

What is more original that making your own grand entrance dress? This exceedingly rare round Plastic Disc Dress comes complete with disks, links and pliers (two so you can conveniently beg a trusted friend to help "fit" you! Everything comes in its own little Suitcase!

Rabanne was quoted in 1966 to have said, "I defy anyone to design a hat, coat or dress that hasn't been done before...The only new frontier left in fashion is the finding of new materials" and so he began to design a range of dresses using plastics, metals and alloys. All of which are infamous, rare and extremely collectible now.

These kits were the epitome of his "rebellion" against traditional fashion are are very hard to come by in their original state The discs are silver metallic finished plastic and the rings are gold metal. The kit contains 750 discs, 1300 rings, the Paco Rabanne metal tag, and two pliers.

From the best of what I can research these kits were issued in 1996. I have been told and heard accounts that there are earlier kits but the only verifiable account I can find is the 1996 references as the only real release of these kits. From what I have been able to find I don't believe that these kits where even issued at all prior to that despite what you might read here and there. So this is being sold as that. If I am wrong and its earlier then you are getting an even better bargain!

Note the the kit seems entirely intact but the suitcase does show cracking and wear.

The resulting dress this kit makes is similar to the ones pictured here, I believe that it will end up a size 4-6 from the research I have done.

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