Paco Rabanne

Known as l'enfant terrible of the 1960s fashion world, Paco Rabanne worked for Balenciaga, Cardin, Givenchy and Dior before showing his own collection of 'unwearable dresses' made out of plastic discs in 1966. With the motto, "don't seduce, shock", Rabanne's futuristic dresses became the must-have outfit of every female celebrity from French pop idol Francoise Hardy to Audrey Hephburn. His chainmail dresses and handbags were made of metal, plexiglass, coated paper or plastic and usually stitched with hooks, rivets and pliers; creating a very modern and industrial look. A style all unto its own, Rabanne's famous dresses are some of the most coveted pieces from the 60s and 70s.