Italian designer Valentino Garavani has revealed to Harper's Bazaar his affinity for collecting china sets, Caraceni suits, and pugs, as well as his surprisingly austere daily diet plan to stay svelte.
Here's a sample from the interview:
"10:30 a.m.: I like to get up immediately and have my breakfast at a small folding table. My breakfast is rather simple, as are all other meals: berries and Greek yogurt and tea, and a cup of hot water with lemon.
1:45 p.m.: Lunch is mostly in the jardin d'hiver, with a great view of the gardens. I am alone or with an associate or a friend, usually Giancarlo or Bruce [Hoeksema].
I try to eat a simple diet: No sugar, no milk, no dairy except goat cheese, no gluten pasta, Bio Rice, no meat, some fish (not the ones with mercury), vegetables, no potatoes, no bread except rice crackers or grissini, one glass of red wine, sugarless sherbet, all sweets made with almond milk and xylitol sweetener, and one coffee a day.
8:30 p.m.: It's now time for dinner. If I have a few friends over, I will have a table set in the big dining room; otherwise I eat by myself in a smaller dining room. Never in front of a TV. Even if I'm alone, I like to be at a proper table with nice china and good food. The diet is even lighter than lunch: Never pasta at night, some fish and vegetables, and a glass of Brunello di Montalcino."
"We're a little surprised by this," writes fitness blogger Blisstree, "Because he's a designer and therefore his body isn't under the same enormous pressure as other professionals in his field (like models and editors,)...Then again, we should never be surprised when someone in fashion eats like...someone in fashion."Follow @CanoeLifestyle