While some are admittedly more unusual than others, we all have our quirks, personal habits and daily rituals. But it’s precisely those ingrained eccentricities that make us who we are. In fact, lots of history’s most innovative minds had some pretty peculiar daily habits, so it’s no surprise that some of fashion’s biggest names also indulge in some interesting routines of their own. Check out the details below.
This Chinese-American designer and founder of eponymous label 3.1 Phillip Lim is dedicated to showering and steaming, twice a day, every day—once upon rising and once upon going to bed. We can’t help but appreciate his dedication to hygiene.
Already well-known for his indulgent idiosyncrasies, the kaiser has more than a few interesting habits (we recommend checking out his book for more info). Our favourite involves his eating habits. Karl starts his day with two sugar-free chocolate protein shakes with a side of steamed apples, takes a bath before lunch and eschews tea and coffee in favour of Diet Coke all day long.
The first lady of Italian fashion has a little-known penchant for rock music. Donatella admits that she gets ready every morning to a soundtrack of rock ‘n’ roll and repeats the process when preparing for an evening out. Who knew?
The ubiquitous designer rises at 4:30 am every morning to begin work and enjoy an iced (and only ever iced) coffee before indulging in a 6:00am bath—and iced coffee number two—by the light of a single candle. Caffeine and a candlelit bath? Not the worst way to start your day.
This dignified designer maintains an extremely restricted diet day in and day out: sugar-free, dairy-free (except for goat cheese), gluten-free, meat-free and mercury-free. On top of which, all of his desserts are made with almond milk and xylitol. Don’t worry, though, the man’s not entirely fun-free too: he indulges in one coffee and one glass of red wine per day as well.
This marriage attire maven spends her night sleeping in a room that’s as cold as possible. We’re not sure what the purpose is, but to look as great as the 66-year-old Wang, we’d be willing to give it a try.
Prolific designer Marc Jacobs is another designer with very particular gastronomic preferences. The creative genius purports to eat 50 grams of oatmeal every morning and two chicken breasts for lunch with juice (such as wheatgrass) to enjoy boosts of energy throughout the day.
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