French designer Julien Fournie hailed witches as proto-feminist trailblazers who sent shivers through the patriarchy as he staged his Paris haute couture show in a church on Tuesday.
Calling his collection "First Spell", he said he took his inspiration from witches who "knew how to control their destiny".
Women "can be beautiful at any age", he told AFP.
"Men have always wanted to strangle women's destiny and emancipation. We can no longer accept that," he added, railing against the recent passing of restrictive abortion laws by some states in the US. ...