However true the stereotype of fashion folk as magnificent hysterics can sometimes be, at the close of fashion month, Air Mail reports that equanimity may be even more contagious than the coronavirus. Those stiff upper lips were not brought to you by Restylane, for once. The fashion pack is just. So. Over. The. Drama.

It didn’t start out that way. Earlier this week, the wires reported that the largest known outbreak of the coronavirus outside of Asia is concentrated in Lombardy. Lombardy’s capital, Milan, was hosting Fashion Week, the twice-yearly carnival of mildly undernourished and deeply tired editors, buyers, designers, hair and makeup people, models, and photographers gathering in a succession of poorly ventilated spaces to double-kiss and share passed hors d’oeuvres.