For those who have had the fantasy of being on the cover of Vogue, let this soak in… a cat has beaten you to it… but not just any cat. Oh no. The kitty in question is none other than Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved Choupette!
This is one high-maintenance, fierce, spoiled madam, who even has her own twitter and instagram account (@ChoupettesDiary) with more than 30,000 followers. Now she is collaborating with the Japanese company Shu Uemura to launch her own make-up line, Shupette, out in October. Among her particularities is her quoted ‘choice’ to eat at the table on her own special pillow next to Lagerfeld, her use of the Apple iPad, and her love of Colette shopping bags, antique lace, and Goyard.
She has two “beloved” maids, Marjorie and Françoise, who tend to Choupette (a task that includes taking care of her hair and other beauty jobs) and keep a diary of her activities and moods for the reference of Lagerfeld and an on-call vet. Of the two maids, Choupette is said to prefer Françoise.
In a TV interview Lagerfeld said that, much to his disappointment, there is ‘no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals’.
He added: ‘I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat.’
Choupette, who originally belonged to the French male model Baptiste Giabiconi, was given to Lagerfeld Christmas 2011, following a stay with the designer while Giabiconi was abroad.