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Fashion Week has yielded many surprising moments over the past week, but the one we're most interested in is legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld's strange food issues. At a recent luncheon honoring his long and influential career in fashion, a source told the Telegraph he "politely refused to eat any of the food the hosts prepared."
The luncheon was then delayed, holding up esteemed guests like Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, so that Lagerfeld could get his lunch delivered from the only place he likes: Nobu. Later, Lagerfeld could be seen with a plate "full of tuna and salmon sashimi with a delicately gloved hand," while "the fashionistas around him were gamely eating the 'normal' food," the Telegraph reports.
Lagerfeld also will only drink Pepsi Black, a rare variety of Pepsi, despite his deal with Coca Cola -- he had designed limited edition bottles for them earlier this year.
Eccentric diets are expected of creative types, but Lagerfeld's preference isn't simply constructed by food type -- he's after aesthetics. Is it really about the taste, or is there something inherently sleeker about a Pepsi Black or sashimi from Nobu?
Either way, the staff seemed happy to accommodate, or wouldn't admit otherwise: "He's been a star. Unbelievably simple and very, very clear..." We wonder what a front-of-house would be like if ran like a Lagerfeld runway.