- Issue date: 12/09/2013
- Printing Process: Huecograbado
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente.
- Size of stamp: 28,8 x 49,8 mm (Vertical)
- Size of block sheet: 105,6 x 150 mm (Vertical)
- Postal value of the stamps: 4 sellos de 0,52 €
- Print run: 260.000 hojas
- Dented: 12 ¾ vertical y 13 ¼ horizontal
For the seventh year in a row, the Spanish Fashion series is paying homage to the great fashion designers that have brought the art of dressing to the top international runways. This year, Paco Rabanne takes the spotlight, with a block page of four stamps dedicated to the designer.
Paco Rabanne (given name Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo) was born in Pasajes, Guipuzcoa, in 1934. The Civil War drove his mother – the head seamstress of the House of Balenciaga, from whom he learned the trade – and her family to flee to
In 1966, Paco Rabanne presented the collection “12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials,” decorated with rhodoïd plating (registered material) and other elements, to great acclaim. Three years later, he created his own line of perfumes, which led to the creation of his design firm featuring haute couture, pret-à-porter, perfumes and decoration. In 1999, he retired from the world of fashion to dedicate his time to other artistic activities. His multiple awards and honours include being knighted by the National Order of the Legion of Honour, granted by the President of the
The first stamp portrays a long dress made with silver plastic plating, soldered with metal rings and chains. The bottom opens towards the left, and the dress closes in the back with a silver plastic button. The second stamp shows a knee-high dress made of yellow and turquoise zippers in cotton and gold-plated metal. The zippers are distributed in groups of six with two alternating colours. The next dress is made of plates cut in quadrangular and triangular shapes in a strawberry pink colour, combined with other transparent yellow and blue plastic plating. Finally, the last stamp has a knee-high dress made with circular metallic golden rhodoïd plating connected with metal rings. The images are property of the Museo del Traje in