publication date: Monday, November 3, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)
clue: This German designer milked his rapid weight-loss for all the press he could get.
explanation: Lagerfeld was a German fashion designer, whose family was wealthy from the condensed-milk business. Besides his designs, he was famous for losing nearly 100lbs in a year, launching a diet fad. more…
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