Tarable, tarable news coming out of New York today. Tara Subkoff, the gorgeous Imitation of Christ designer (and Chloë Sevigny’s style mentor), has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Although benign, it will be fatal if not operated on immediately. According to an e-mail circulating in the fashion community: “The operation should take place in August if Tara is to avoid deterioration in her mobility and hearing, possible facial palsy and other symptoms. The tumor has exceeded three centimeters, which places extreme urgency on removal and rules out radiation and less invasive methods of treatment. There are eleven specialists involved, due to the extremely delicate area around the tumor.”
A benefit is scheduled at the Deitch Project in New York for July 16th. All proceeds from the benefit would go towards covering the remainder of the costs of the operation, and possibly to the care that will be needed afterwards.