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Calvin Klein's Runway Highlights Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Disorder. What Is It?

Saturday 17 February 2018


From Yahoo! News:


Lulu Tenney
Calvin Klein
Model Lulu Tenney opens the Calvin Klein fall 2018 show
wearing a balaclava, an orange cropped safety jacket,
pants, and thigh-high white protective boots.
(Photo: Getty Images)

Calvin Klein's runway highlights Multiple Chemical Sensitivity disorder. What is it?

By Julie Tong
Yahoo Lifestyle
February 16, 2018
© Yahoo! News 2018

A controversial disease known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) has become an unlikely point of inspiration for Raf Simons, the creative mind behind Calvin Klein.

During his Tuesday New York Fashion Week show, Simons referenced the 1995 Todd Haynes film Safe, which stars Julianne Moore as Carol. The main character becomes a victim in her own home and the world around her. She is, in short, allergic to her own life, as she begins to develop mysterious symptoms — mystery bleeding, fatigue, and weight loss — all inexplicable to doctors. As Carol becomes increasingly curious about what is causing her pain, she suspects the environment and starts wearing long sleeves and a balaclava to stay protected.


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