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When Ju­lia Louis-drey­fus was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer last Sep­tem­ber, the com­mu­nal heart sink was tan­gi­ble. Ju­lia is a beloved part of our cul­ture, a leg­endary lady, and a vi­tal, bril­liant, and hi­lar­i­ous per­former who has lived in our hearts for decades ( Se­in­feld will turn 30 next year, if you can be­lieve it).

Ju­lia an­nounced her ill­ness with char­ac­ter­is­tic frank­ness: “1 in 8 women get breast can­cer,” she wrote on Twit­ter. “To­day I am the one.” Then she im­me­di­ately turned the fo­cus to women who don’t have ac­cess to the same qual­ity of care that she does: “Let’s fight all can­cers and make univer­sal health care a re­al­ity.”

And so she went on, shar­ing droll vi­gnettes from her chemo and rous­ing dis­patches her Veep cast­mates sent her while she was on leave. She posted her first post-op photo in Fe­bru­ary and in Au­gust re­turned to shoot­ing the fi­nal sea­son of Veep.

To say we are thrilled to fea­ture Ju­lia in In­style this month is an un­der­state­ment. What’s more mean­ing­ful is her part­ner­ship with Saks Fifth Av­enue on its Key to the Cure cam­paign. This year marks the 20th an­niver­sary of KTTC, which to date has raised over $40 mil­lion for can­cer treat­ment and re­search or­ga­ni­za­tions through­out the United States. To­gether with Carolina Her­rera cre­ative di­rec­tor Wes Gor­don, Ju­lia de­signed the T-shirt you see here to ben­e­fit the AIRS Foun­da­tion, which helps un­der­served sur­vivors ob­tain breast-re­con­struc­tion surgery. The T will be on sale all of Oc­to­ber—breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month—so please sup­port KTTC if you can.

Also, the shirt is chic as hell, which Ju­lia has al­ways been (by the way, I once pro­duced a photo shoot fea­tur­ing her for an­other mag­a­zine, and my pitch was sim­ply “She’s so hot”).

A sin­cere and grate­ful wel­come back to the in­cred­i­ble JLD.

En­joy the is­sue.

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