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    Sale 5001

    Resurrection: Avant-Garde Fashion

    30 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 223

    PACO RABANNE (B.1934)

    A CHAIN-MAIL BELT AND MATCHING HANDBAG

    Price Realised  

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    PACO RABANNE (B.1934)
    A CHAIN-MAIL BELT AND MATCHING HANDBAG
    1960s, assembled from large linked steel discs (2)


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    Rabanne's characteristic surfaces of overlapping metal discs were originally inspired by butcher's metal aprons. In 1968, Rabanne added a lavatory chain to a handbag, a reference to Marcel Duchamp's 'ready- mades', and an irreverent homage to Coco Chanel's famous chain handbag strap. 'He's not a coutourier, but a metal worker', explained Coco Chanel of Rabanne.

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