Christian Cowan Shares the Story Behind His Viral Disco-Ball Dress Design

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Christian Cowan is stepping into a new era. The celebrity-favorite designer – whose dazzling, party-ready standards have been worn by Megan Thee Stallion, Jenna Ortega, Lil Nas X, Halsey, and more – made his Paris Fashion Week debut on Sept. 29, signaling a shift in his creative approach.

For several years, the New York City-based Cowan has shown his collections at New York Fashion Week. Paris as the backdrop for his spring 2024 runway show was a conscious choice, rooted in the spirit of stepping beyond what people have come to expect from the designer.

“It’s a big change for us,” Cowan tells POPSUGAR. “Everything we’re releasing, it’s just such a level up. It’s night and day from what we were doing before.”

His brand’s long-standing signatures – sequins, crystals, fur-lined silk satin – are still prevalent in the spring 2024 collection. The Paris influence adds a touch of Old World charm to Cowan’s otherwise visually audacious looks, which range from a pink tweed blazer dress adorned with an oversize floral appliqué to an airy poplin white button-up to a literal giant disco ball.

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