Thursday, June 7, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld's Cat Lives A Lavish Lifestyle That Most Of Us Can Only Dream About

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld recently had a heart-to-heart with WWD about his main interests beyond fashion design and dieting. It turns out that the Chanel impresario is more of a crazy cat person than the rest of us, as he revealed while talking about the unusual relationship he shares with his kitten, Choupette:

"She is a famous beauty. She is nine months old. Baptiste gave her to me for Christmas to watch for two weeks when he was away but then I refused to give her back. I thought she was too cute. She is like a kept woman. She has a strong personality. She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She doesn’t touch my food. She doesn’t want to eat on the floor. She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled."

In addition to Choupette's kept ways, it appears that Lagerfeld has also taken on the peculiar habit of documenting every whisker of the kitten's existence. Not content to record cat videos to track her antics, Choupette's maids (Note to self: become a paid cat maid) keep a daily diary, obsessively creating an everlasting record devoted to the details of her luxurious life.

"We do keep a diary," he admits. "When I am not there, the maids take down, in little books, everything she did, from what she ate, to how she behaved, if she was tired, and if she wasn’t sleeping. In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages. Colette had written a lot about cats. I am not Colette, but I think it could be funny to make a little book of Choupette’s diary."

Naturally, less than twenty four hours after this story broke, Choupette has already taken paw to iPad, and started a Twitter account of her own. As of this writing, @ChoupettesDiary has already amassed over 1,500 followers, including influencers like Nicky Hilton and V Magazine.

When asked by Fashionista if she was interested in joining any other social media platforms in the future, the pampered puss replied, "Between napping, chasing invisible air particles, and feedings I have little time for such trivial activities." She also refused to comment on the latest trend of severely obese felines, reasoning, "I am part of the fashion community–how do you expect me to answer such a question."

In case you were wondering if Lagerfeld had any plans to translate his ailurophilia into a line of cat clothing, he doesn't. "No, I don’t like animals in human clothes," he says. "I think that’s very circuslike.” While he doesn't advocate dressing up his feline models in clothing, I wouldn't be surprised to see his human ones strutting down the catwalk in Choupette-inspired fashions in the future!



KM said...

Minus the iPad, that's totally how my cats live. They have their meals on the table with us and insist on being had fed, one bite at a time. No rushing. They sleep on ours beds(pillows) and in teh Summers require the air conditioning to be on or there will be dramatic sprawling and flouncing on the floor.
Also, since we're a big family, I think that qualifies us all to be considered their maids/attendants.

Katie Isabella said...

I would never ever have thought of Karl Lagerfeld as a cat person. I am happy to learn that and loved meeting his little one.

Anonymous said...

i had my einstein for 13 years. she yes a she einstein was left on my porch as a baby and i took her in. she had to have one eye removed, plus other operations in her first two years on earth. so afraid of men because my husband treated her badly which i put a stop to. as result, she became very pampered by me and just had my heart. i lived for her. i fed her by hand and she had her way about everything omg did i love her when she died suddenly i wanted to die, my friend got another cat for me and i got another myself and they run the house. Milo, the male is huge with long grey fur and Ruby is a tiny blk and white tuxedo. i am learning to love them much. how can you not love a cat??? I am lucky they allow me to live with them, BUT MY EINSTEIN WILL NEVER BE OUT OF MY HEART the love between us too great. I was in hospital 3 times and each time i fought to get out to go to my baby and i won. Please people, know cats can be so loving and treat them with the love they deserve. thank you

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

I wonder if she travels with him to his many homes?

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