With Nick Rice, future Bilerico NYC blogger, I attended Hard Medicine, a fundraising event dedicated to supporting the work of Dr. Benjamin Adler and Dr. Sudhir Paul. Dr. Paul has committed the last 26 years to searching for a cure for HIV after accidentally discovering antibodies with catalytic activity in one of his patients in the 1980's. These antibodies are called abzymes. Hard Medicine is the official launch of Covalent Immunology Foundation (CIF), a 501 c3, and its new website, endhiv.com.
The crowd was extremely pretty. As you will see in the photos that follow, fashion seems to have moved into a new creative pandrogynous permissiveness in which you combine all sorts of diverse elements to create an arresting and intriguing persona of often indeterminate sex and sexuality. Hot.