Face covering couture

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The “gimp mask,” created by the fashion brand Busted, is made of shiny black latex and features a zipper. Photo Courtesy of Busted.

Six months into the pandemic, people are looking for masks that meet their personal styles and needs. Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each. Meanwhile, some people think designers are catering too much to vanity. In the end, what will it take to make mask-wearing more widespread?