Heidi Klum made a virtual appearance at New York Fashion Week on Thursday. The supermodel was one of many stars part of Christian Cowan and Lil Nas X’s online presentation of their spring ’21 collaboration.
The designer and “Old Town Road” rapper teamed up to create a unisex ready-to-wear line that benefits Atlanta’s Black queer youth community through the creation of a specific fund at the Loveland Foundation.
“Supporting the queer community is so important to me, but as a small brand, we don’t normally have the ability to donate a lump sum of money like this. [Lil Nas X] and I both saw the opportunity do something incredible together, especially as personal fans of the work Rachel Cargle does with the Loveland Foundation, it felt like a natural partnership,” Cowan said in a statement.
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To showcase the line, both Cowan and Lil Nas X tapped an array of models, designers, singers and activists to be featured in a fashion film shown during NYFW, which included Klum. She can be seen wearing an iridescent bow-accented dress paired with latex leggings and Rombaut Dysmorphia rubber booties.
She joins Lil Nas X, Cowan,Cargle, Marc Jacobs, Jade Thirlwall, Ava Max, Violet Chachki, Gus Kenworthy, Hanne Gaby, Aweng Chuol, Helena Christensen, Parker Kit Hill, Khadijha Red Thunder, Trey Trey, Symone, Teddy Quinlivan, Sean Bankhead, Chella Man, Jari Jones, Amanda Lepore, AJ Harris, Susanne Bartsch, Isis King and Drebae in the video campaign.
Other looks in the line, which was inspired by the two’s rebellious youth, include check-print pieces, a Swarovski crystallized polkadot dress, feather accents, crystal-adorned denim, suiting and more.
The unisex collection will be exclusively on FWRD.com, as well as on Christian Cowan’s e-commerce site where 100% of those proceeds will go to the Loveland Foundation fund.
“What I love about this collection is not only are the clothes super sick and show-stopping, but I’m also really proud of what it represents and all the people that it will help,” Lil Nas X added. “Atlanta is my hometown and the LGBTQ+ community is some of the most at risk, so I’m glad that we’ll be able to offer them some support. Shout out to Christian for creating some of the craziest and most incredible designs I’ve ever seen, and to my amazing stylist Hodo Musa for helping to bring all of this to life.”