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Lil Nas X Teams Up With Designer Christian Cowan: See The Celeb-Filled Campaign

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Sep. 28 2020, Published 5:38 p.m. ET

A dynamic duo! Lil Nas X recently partnered with designer Christian Cowan for a wild, punk-inspired fashion collection, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community of Atlanta.

The innovative artists first worked together for the 2019 VMAs, which was the 22-year-old's first major red carpet event. The 'Old Town Road' rapper memorably rocked a Prince-inspired silver sequin suit with a frilly white lace shirt.

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After keeping in touch, the pair decided to launch a collection that would directly benefit the queer community, which they are both a part of — particularly the Black queer community in Atlanta, where Lil Nas is from.

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According to Vogue, after this summer’s Pride month and Black Lives Matter protests, the duo originally felt a duty to set up something in support of the LGBTQ+ community’s Black trans women, a group they both agree continues to be one of the most ignored.

"The trans community, especially the Black trans community, is one of the most looked down upon groups in the entire world, and the least cared for," Lil Nas told the publication.

"There’s been so many attacks on the trans community, even within the past few months, and it’s not publicized enough in the U.S. People forget that the entire Pride movement was started by Black trans women," Cowan added.

Proceeds from the upcoming collection will benefit Atlanta’s Black LGBTQ+ youth through the Loveland Foundation, a nonprofit originally launched in 2018 to help provide therapy and support for Black girls and women.

The collaboration collection, which debuted virtually at New York Fashion Week earlier this month, includes gender-fluid pieces such as edgy graphic tees, shredded denim and latex gowns — all inspired by queer counter culture.

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"Christian’s looks are so in between the sexes, I like how he’s so free with it," Lil Nas admitted.

In order to make the fashion come to life, the two enlisted a number of LGBTQ+ icon and allies to help model the pieces,  including Heidi Klum, Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix, drag queen Violet Chachki and Olympian Gus Kenworthy.

"We wanted it to be really diverse, and just people who we think are really sick," Cowan said.

Scroll through the gallery below to check out all the famous faces and fierce fashion of the Lil Nas X x Christian Cowan Spring 2021 collection.

Lil Nas X, Amanda Lepore

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The rapper modeled alongside the trans icon and former Club Kid, who donned a red ruffled cocktail number.

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Isis King

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The America's Next Top Model alum modeled a gorgeous black embellished gown with a dramatic feather shoulder detail.

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Chella Man, Jade Thirlwall

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The YouTuber and trans activist modeled a sexy black leather look and spikey pink hair, while the Little Mix group member wore a metallic purple trench coat.

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Marc Jacobs

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The designer rocked lavender hair along with a black graphic T-shirt, sweatpants, long black leather gloves and slide heels.

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Lil Nas X, Jari Jones, Sean Bankhead

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With green spiky hair, the rapper modeled a full-on punk look next to a checkered Segway Ninebot KickScooter Air T15. The trans actress sported feathers, while the choreographer wore a sparkly checkered ensemble.

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Helena Christensen

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The '90s supermodel wore a pink satin high-low piece styled with black leather leggings, black opera length gloves and a sky-high 'do.

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Heidi Klum

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The former Project Runway host looked like the perfect present, modeling an iridescent mini-dress with an oversized bow and black leather leggings.

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Violet Chachki

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There was nothing mellow about the yellow leather look the RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 winner modeled.

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Ava Max, Gus Kenworthy

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The 'Sweet But Psycho' singer worked a black latex strapless gown and matching gloves, while the Olympic skier wore a white button down and embellished leather pants.

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Aweng Chuol

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The South Sudanese model wore a cool latex and voluminous tiered creation.

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Khadijha Red Thunder, Parker Kit Hill

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The After actress rocked a yellow lace top, snakeskin pants and a spiky collar necklace, while the social media star wore sparkly ripped jeans, a futuristic white top and white work boots.

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Teddy Quinlivan, Hanne Gaby Odiele

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The models both wore glamorous black gowns for the campaign.

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Rachel Cargle, Trey Try

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The Loveland Foundation founder worked a fun faux fur colorful coat, vintage pants and flat top hairdo, while Trey Try wore a blazer style mini dress with voluminous sleeves and a funky hat.

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Susanne Bartsch

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The event producer, whose monthly parties at the Copacabana in the late 1980s made her an icon of New York nightlife, sizzled in a sparkly red ensemble and red spike hairdo on top of a blinged out Segway Ninebot KickScooter Air T15.

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Drebae

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The hip-hop star modeled a black sweatsuit, styled with black boots and magenta hair.

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AJ Harris

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The model showed off his rock hard abs in an embellished light denim jacket and matching jeans, which he accessorized with a white bandana.

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Christian Cowan, Lil Nas X

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“I would love to wear these pieces every day,” Lil Nas told Vogue of his creations with Cowan. “I really like to throw in a surprise with whatever I wear.”

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