The Fashionable And Fabulous Legacy Of Karl Lagerfeld

Other Than Coke, He Lived A Sober Life

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While the fashion industry is known for its use of alcohol and drugs, Lagerfeld was one of the few who abstained from any substances. In his own words, he had “no time for alcohol.” The designer said it made him fall asleep instantly, so he stayed away from it.

He had even shunned cigarettes solely because he needed his hands “for sketching” and didn’t want ash or tobacco ruining it.