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When in New York City Karl Lagerfeld Will Only Eat Food From Nobu

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A few years ago Karl Lagerfeld, king of Chanel and, de facto, of fashion-in-general, lost 100 pounds. Then he wrote a bestselling diet book, in which he and his doctor advise those undertaking a slimming regimen to eat seafood, take protein supplements, and slather on firming creams.

But what on earth does Lagerfeld himself actually consume for sustenance on a daily basis—besides Pepsi Max? Well, the Telegraph has the answer: Nobu:

Lagerfeld politely refused to eat any of the food the hosts (it was sponsored by British company Quintessentially) had prepared—there were carbs on the menu, and chicken too. He will only eat food from Nobu, and insisted his lunch be delivered from there. The snafu was that Nobu’s kitchen doesn’t open until 11.30 am and the organisers had to delay the entire lunch (guests included Anna Wintour, Diane Kruger, Daphne Guinness, Andre Leon Talley and Lady Harlech) to wait for the delivery to arrive. It can’t possibly be true, I thought. But I peered over at Karl’s table—when the lunch finally started—and sure enough, he was picking over a plate full of tuna and salmon sashimi with a delicately gloved hand. The fashionistas around him were gamely eating the “normal” food.

The hosts also had a horrible time trying to source Pepsi Black (it’s not widely available, apparently)—again, the only thing Kagerfeld will drink, despite him having a deal with Coca-Cola to design limited edition bottles for them.

· Karl Lagerfeld's extreme diet: No food unless it's from Nobu [Telegraph]