NEW YORK — Art Cooper, former editor in chief of GQ, remained in critical condition at press time after suffering a severe stroke on Thursday. He had been rushed to the hospital after collapsing following a lunch at the Four Seasons.

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A spokeswoman for Condé Nast said there was no change in his condition over the weekend. “He remains gravely ill,” she said.

Cooper stepped down from his post in February after a successful 20-year run, atop the most influential magazine in men’s fashion.