The Designer Making Clothes With Transitioning Bodies in Mind

Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. It’s become commonplace to say that a designer’s runway “looks like the world,” but truly world-reflecting casting is still, unfortunately, far from a universal reality. The London label Art School has been, since its debut in 2017, committed to creating a…

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Natacha Ramsay-Levi Steps Down as Creative Director of Chloé

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images Natacha Ramsay-Levi has stepped down as the creative director of Chloé. The French designer spent four years helming the Parisian fashion label, where she presented collections marked by intricate tailoring combined with the maison’s signature boheme, flowing silhouettes. She also often collaborated with women artists. “I want to thank Chloé for this…

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14 Gender-Neutral Clothing Brands for All

Max Papendieck The binary concept of clothing feels outdated within the confines of an otherwise groundbreaking industry like fashion. Queer and trans people of color have been subverting gender norms for decades, and the mainstream is finally catching up—high-profile celebs like Harry Styles wearing a gown or Billie Eilish sporting oversized streetwear is a sign…

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I’m Grieving for the First Time. Can I Talk About It?

My aunt died from Covid complications two weeks ago. This is my first time grieving a family member, and she’s really present in my mind. I’m not sure whether or how to bring this up with acquaintances and co-workers. I respond honestly if someone asks me a direct question about my family. But even casual…

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‘Nobody Sees Us’: Testing-Lab Workers Strain Under Demand

In March, April Abbott dragged a hospital bed into her office at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. In the nine months since, she has slept in it a half-dozen times while working overnight in her clinical microbiology laboratory, where a team of some 40 scientists toils around the clock running coronavirus tests. These all-night stints…

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The Newest Hotel Amenity? Virus-Scrubbed Air

“In a transient environment, like a hotel, motel or dormitory, you don’t know who was there before you and what their health was,” said Wes Davis, the director of technical services with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, a trade association, adding that good housekeeping is a top priority in such places. “As for the…

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How Teenagers Use Free Time Affects Mood

That said, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. While pleasant distractions provide valuable mental and physiological breaks from stressful conditions, “my hesitation with recommending distraction,” Dr. Zoccola said, “is that while it can get people out of the moment, if it goes on too long, that might prevent folks from addressing…

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Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men

Many boys and men I interviewed for my book assured me they didn’t need support networks, because they had a close friend or two in whom they confided. What these boys and men ultimately sought from male friends wasn’t emotional support; they used what I call “targeted transparency” for solutions to the few, carefully vetted…

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Her Legs Would Barely Follow Her Brain. Then She Saw Double.

But that strange walk, along with the symmetrical eye-muscle abnormality, suggested to Hoffman yet another diagnosis. The symptoms made up two-thirds of a triad that Hoffman had often observed and treated in his 20 years in the E.R. but had never seen quite so clearly. Called Wernicke’s encephalopathy, it is caused by a deficiency of…

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