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The Lady Vanishes: Fashion’s Top 5 Slimdowns


In celebration of our month of health and fitness, we take a look at fashion’s biggest losers. 

1. Marc Jacobs

Like everyone else, Marc Jacobs’ 90s were spent at the end of a needle. But while his penchant for horse riding didn’t contribute to his weight gain, his hard-partying and hardworking didn’t help. After a flare up of colitis in 2005, Jacobs decided to get healthy and he hasn’t worn a shirt ever since.


Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail