The Weirdest Thing at Fashion Week Came from Baltimore

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When Hampden wedding-gown designer Jill Andrews joined a bevy of doctors and engineers volunteering at Johns Hopkins to design an improved protective suit for Ebola fighters, we delighted at the unlikelihood. But now that that very suit is going to be displayed at New York Fashion Week, it makes almost too much sense.

The suit — which simplifies what was a 20-minute doffing process to just five minutes, guards against overheating, and reduces the risk of contamination — will be shown at a pop-up event at the Empire Hotel in Manhattan on Friday. The event is sponsored by Jhpiego, the GE Foundation, and the International Rescue Committee.

Andrews will be on hand at the showcase, which will be her Fashion Week debut!

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