Transparent Rhodoïd™ Cape – Haute Couture – Spring-Summer 69
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The owner of this 1/1 NFT will be invited not only to be a VIP guest at a Paco Rabanne show, but also to visit the Paco Rabanne store in Paris, where the atelier team will create a custom physical version of the couture design, made to measure to the owner’s requirements. The assembly of the ‘Transparent Rhodoid Diamond Cape’, a classic 1960s Paco Rabanne design, requires more than 220 hours of painstakingly intricate work and features 5,600 plexiglass ‘diamonds’ assembled with 18,000 metal brass rings.
The ‘Transparent ‘Rhodoïd™ Diamond Cape’ is shot here by legendary photographer Jean Clemmer for Nues, a groundbreaking photography book released in 1969 with Paco Rabanne which went on to gain cult status.
Nues featured sensual, carefully styled shots of models dressed in Rabanne’s ‘Unwearable’ fashions and provoked shock and outrage for their erotic interplay of the female body and adornment. However, what made the book Nues a true catalyst of its era was accomplished by its paradigm shift of the idealisation of female beauty. Clemmer and Rabanne were the first to cast black and asian models, personifying them equally in a new mythic stature. Paco Rabanne was also the first designer to have a black model walk a couture catwalk in1964 which almost had him dismissed from Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
The Transparent ‘Rhodoïd™ Diamond Cape’ is a genuine testimony to Paco Rabanne’s artistry, in that it covers the body as much as it reveals it.
All intellectual property rights pertaining to this NFT remain the exclusive property of Paco Rabanne. The visual elements of this NFT cannot in any way be used in any form whatsoever, with the exception of private and free representations made exclusively within a family circle and reproductions strictly reserved for the private use of the copier and not intended for collective use, and free representations in digital environment called metaverse.
This Utility NFT, includes the right to request one physical made-to-measure cape from PACO RABANNE according to the Terms and Conditions of UNIVERSE NFTS. This right will be exhausted once redeemed and will not be transferred with the NFT resale.