Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour put on her best British, stiff-upper lip face today when she announced on Instagram that her doctor son, Charles Shaffer has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self quarantining at home.
The 35-year-old Shaffer is a chief resident at NY Presbyterian-Well Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He is married to Elizabeth Shaffer and they have two young children together. In the video, Wintour noted her son will return to work at the hospital’s ICU when he recovers.
Wintour opened the visual with news that Vogue has partnered with the Tom Ford-led Council of Fashion Designer of America (CFDA) to create the Common Thread fund to raise funds for U.S.-based members of the fashion community hardest hit by the impact of coronavirus. Click here for more info on the fund or to make a donation.
Check out Wintour’s entire announcement below.
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“Tom [Ford] and I are not doctors, but there is so much help that is needed, especially as small businesses and workers around this country suffer devastating economic consequences,” Anna Wintour says, adding: “The fashion industry has been hit hard. I have been speaking to so many American designers and others in the community who fear that they won’t make their payroll or have had their orders returned, stores closed, who fear that their businesses and their livelihoods may not survive what we’re going through. The fund we’ve created is intended to help them and the talented people they work with.” Tap the link in our bio to learn more about the #CVFFACommonThread fund and to donate if you can.