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Models walk the runway at the Missoni show during Milan Fashion Week, Feb. 25, 2017 in Milan.
Models walk the runway at the Missoni show during Milan Fashion Week, Feb. 25, 2017 in Milan. Jacopo Raule—Getty Images

The Women’s March 'Pussy Hats' Made an Appearance on the Missoni Runway

Feb 25, 2017

Italian knitwear brand Missoni showcased a collection during Milan Fashion Week in which models flaunted a version of the iconic pink "pussy hats" that debuted at the Women's March on Washington in January.

Missoni sent out its models at the end of its show on Saturday to march down the runway as a message of solidarity with diversity, body diversity and women's rights, according to Allure.

"This is a protest collection," hairstylist Anthony Turner said to Allure. "We just want to celebrate femininity, individuality, and to celebrate the woman."

The statement headwear was reportedly handed out to attendees in the crowd, as well.

The pussy hats, which feature two pointed ends that resemble cat ears, were initially conceived by the Pussyhat Project with the mission of "making a powerful visual statement" at the Women's March on Jan. 21. The fashion item quickly became a symbol of resistance to President Trump's administration and covered TIME's Feb. 9 issue.

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