Up until recently, Choupette Lagerfeld has remained somewhat of an enigma. The cat is the furry daughter of acerbic fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, a reputed dog person, until the cream colored kitten stole his heart earlier this year.
As previously reported, the couture kitty lives in Paris, where she fills her time by playing on her iPad, and being tended to by personal maids who document her every move. She gets taken to the vet every 10 days for check-ups (although not by Karl, because he doesn't want her to be "furious" with him), and also makes trips to St Tropez on Lagerfeld's private jet, where she gets to sit in the cockpit because she loves looking at the sky (those same baby blues are also rumored to have inspired an entire Chanel collection).
"The Coco Cat" by Karl Lagerfeld
While most world famous cats might consider Cat Fancy for their first big feature, Choupette gave first dibs to i-D Magazine. Lagerfeld recently treated the edgy fashion publication to several never-before-seen pictures of the feline fashionista, including some of his very own dramatic sketches.
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In an accompanying piece, the designer completed a Q&A on the kitty, in which he revealed her nicknames (Princess Choupette or Miss Choupette), and waxed poetic on her "endless boa-like feather tail." We also learn that like many cats, Choupette hates "water and getting wet," while she relishes popular feline activities such as "sleeping, hiding, running and jumping like mad around the house."
"(She likes) chasing big fleas in her private garden and making it difficult for me work by jumping on the paper," he says. "She loves to destroy paper, that is what she loves to do the most and also driving her beloved maids (Francoise and Marjorie) crazy. With me she is sweet and calm."
Click over to i-D to check out more exclusive Choupette pics, and get ready to see a whole lot more of the exquisite kitty, as Karl has also hinted that she will be making upcoming appearances in Harper's Bazaar, V Magazine, and W Magazine.