Social Status: Angel Soft. 2020
According to thefashionhistorian.com, Ruffs were highly luxurious garments. They could take hours to set, and could only be worn once as body heat and the weather would cause it to droop and loose shape. They were a potent symbol of status and wealth as it was immensely time consuming to make, and therefore EXTREMELY expensive.
His gas mask is missing a filter attachment, symbolic of the inconsistent safety measures society is currently engaged in. Hospitals are essentially on lockdown while many doctors & nurses are without proper masks, through no fault of their own. Some individuals are completely quarantined, others are ignoring social distancing guidelines entirely. Most are doing something in between.
April 1, 2020