Press darling Christian Cowan has a real knack for setting tongues wagging with his pop culture-packed shows, and his International Women’s Day presentation was no different.
The designer recruited Paris Hilton to go full Powerpuff Girls-cosplay in collaboration with the early 00s cartoon to celebrate its 20th anniversary and benefit She’s the First, a nonprofit organization that “fights gender inequality through education,” and it was a roaring success. Hilton was dressed in a color-blocked fluro pink and black tulle dress, paired with an apparent pleather full-body bodysuit, while her hair was styled in the classic Bubbles-inspired pigtails.
Even without Paris’s presence, the collection would have blown the minds of the industry’s elite. Cowan had us gasping over his now-iconic bow dress design in show-stopping glitter, as well as unbelievable ostrich feather ensembles, vinyl, and a lot of tulle. Not to mention the three models walking the runway in motorcycle helmets and matching sequin suits in the trademark Powerpuff colors: baby pink, blue, and green. It was one for the books.
Check out the looks below and take a minute to reminisce on one of the greatest feminist television series of our generation.