Remember the fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld? The amazing German designer who made huge waves in the fashion industry and had an impeccable sense of style. But guess what? His bond with a white Burmese cat named Choupette stole the spotlight!
Lagerfeld and Choupette were inseparable! He would make appearances at glamorous events with his feline companion, and they would capture everyone’s hearts.
He was absolutely smitten with Choupette, describing her as serene, funny, and elegant, with stunning looks. But you know what he said the best part was? She didn’t speak! He even made jokes about marrying her.
Sadly, Karl Lagerfeld passed away, leaving his beloved pet cat behind.
On several occasions, he expressed his desire to leave everything to Choupette, but the law didn’t allow it. Lagerfeld’s net worth was estimated at $300 million, and it was impossible to leave it all to a cat.
However, he did manage to provide her with a substantial inheritance and ensured she had her very own devoted nanny and caregiver. How did it all come about? Let’s find out.
Choupette’s story began with French model Baptiste Giabiconi, who affectionately named her ‘cute girl’ in French. Lagerfeld was asked to cat-sit, and he quickly developed a deep attachment to her, prompting Giabiconi to gift Choupette to him.
Soon, Choupette was making headlines, becoming a celebrity sensation in the cat world, mingling with the likes of Kim Kardashian.
Living a luxurious life suited Choupette just as it did Lagerfeld.
She became a VIP in the fashion world, gracing magazine covers, having her own makeup line, and even sharing meals with Lagerfeld at the dinner table. Can you believe she enjoyed specially prepared dishes?
As Karl humorously remarked in an interview with CNN:
“There is no marriage yet, for human beings and animals. I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat.”
Now, Choupette continues to reside in the city of love, enjoying a plush life with Lagerfeld’s former housekeeper.
Her Instagram game is strong, boasting 260K followers, where she shares glimpses of her daily life and nostalgic moments with Lagerfeld.
Yep, Choupette is still living the dream, just as Lagerfeld would have wanted – private jet parties for her birthdays and all!