The house of the Spanish designer Paco Rabanne, located in French Brittany, was the object of a robbery at dawn on Sunday, February 5.
A robbery that occurred just one day after the death of the couturier, at the age of 88, in that same house located on the edge of the sea.
As published on Tuesday by the local newspaper
, the same outlet that announced his death on February 3, some individuals entered the house located in the village of Portsall, in the municipality of Ploudalmézeau, in French Finistere, breaking a vitrified door to access the interior.
The loot they took was not significant, although police have yet to release any further details about the theft.
The French gendarmerie continues to search for the perpetrators in order to arrest them and recover the objects they took.
“The thieves thought there was a lot of valuables inside.
Whether it is Paco Rabanne or someone else, it is very shocking to go and rob someone who has just died," Marguerite Lamour, the mayoress of this town of about 6,000 inhabitants, told the AFP agency.
“The robbery occurred at dawn on Sunday in Ploudalmézeau.
The damage was minor and there were no arrests," the gendarmerie told the same agency.
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Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo was born in Pasaia (Gipuzkoa) in 1934 and did not have an easy childhood.
His father, Andalusian, was an army general loyal to the Republic.
His mother, Basque, was a militant and member of the leadership of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE).
At the age of five he moved to live in France, where he spent almost his entire life (most of the time in Brittany), where the family took refuge after the patriarch's execution.
There, he studied Architecture at the Escuela Nacional Superior de Bellas Artes and began to make pieces of jewelry with rhodoïd, a new transparent material whose pieces he joined with links or chains.
This is how he accessed prestigious workshops such as Dior, Givenchy or Balenciaga, with whom his mother had worked in San Sebastián before the Civil War.
Years after his arrival in the French country, Rabanne —embarking on a personal search— made his last name French to make his way in the fashion circles of Paris, which in the 1960s was the fashion capital of the world.
À Portsall, the house of Paco Rabanne changed after son décès
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