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Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz recently told British Vogue about the pressures of his profession, saying, "You start to understand why some designers do strange things, why some designers talk to themselves, you have to find a way of dealing with it all." He continues, "I don't take drugs because if I did I'd love them—I'd be a junkie." Indeed, many of his peers haven't been so careful and turned to illegal drugs as, "a way of dealing with it all." Whether it's because of stress or because they're aggressive, creative personalities prone to experimentation surrounded by a culture of excess and enablement, designers have an unfortunate and marked tenancy to abuse drugs. Although some have overcome addiction to lead productive, clean lives, others weren't as fortunate. To give you an idea of the seriousness of the problem, here's just a few of the many talents who have learned that a little bit of fun can be far too much.
UPDATE: Lupita's done it again. The actress took the stage at last night's SAG Awards to present alongside Jared Leto, and she did so in her show-stopping specs. While male hairdressing occupied our attention last awards season (let's not forget when Leto himself pioneered the epic Man Bun Movement of 2014), this year has read
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