The Luxurious Life of Choupette Karl Lagerfeld's Feline Muse

The Luxurious Life of Choupette Karl Lagerfeld's Feline Muse
With another MET Gala in the books, The MET Costume Institute honoured one of the most acclaimed fashion designers- Karl Lagerfeld. Karl was known worldwide for his iconic run at Chanel, his outlandish style, and also his lovable cat Choupette. Choupette, a blue eyed- fluffy white Birman cat, became more than just a pet; she became an icon in her own right. Let's look into the almost fantasy life of Choupette, the fur baby who lives a life of luxury while being a muse to one of fashion's most creative designers.

From Humble Beginnings to High Fashion Royalty:
Choupette's journey began as an adorable ball of fur, born on August 15, 2011. Originally belonging to French model Baptiste Giabiconi, but around Christmas time 2011 Lagerfeld quickly fell head over heels for Choupette's irresistible charm. He decided to keep her for himself- furrever changing both of their (9) lives. As of the passing of Karl Lagerfeld the now 11 Burmese kitty lives in Paris owned by Lagerfeld's former housekeeper, Françoise Caçot. She no longer works her nanny role but instead works full time to for the cat.

Life of Luxury- Choupette's Extravagant Lifestyle:
Living with Karl Lagerfeld means that Choupette is no normal cat. She has experienced a wonderful life of fine kibble and high end toys. She has traveled in grand style. Jet setting around the globe on private planes, dining on silver platters, and personal maids to attend to her every need. Her luxurious existence is documented well on her own social media platforms, where she has amassed a devoted following of adoring fans. Not hard to believe! As of June 2023 Choupette has 258K followers on Instagram. This lucky kitty has an estimated worth of $13 Million that she inherited after Karl Lagerfeld's passing. Additionally, Choupette has made $4.5 million from modelling contracts and endorsements.

The Fashionable Feline: Choupette's Meow-deling Career:
Choupette's striking beauty, big blue eyes, and photogenic nature have caught the attention of the fashion world. Lagerfeld himself photographed her for prestigious magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Choupette's elegant and poised presence made her the purr-fect model, gracing the pages of high-fashion spreads and captivating the industry with her mesmerizing blue eyes. There were rumours that Choupette might attend the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City as it was being held in celebration of Lagerfeld, however in the end she stayed home.

Vouge May 2023/Annie Leibovitz
Choupette's Unique Personality Traits:
Behind the glamorous facade, Choupette has been known for her unique personality. She has an affinity for iPads, where she enjoys watching videos of birds and mice, and she has a penchant for playing hide-and-seek. Choupette's distinctive traits added to her irresistible charm, making her a beloved celebrity in the pet community as well as the fashion world.
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The Inspiration Behind Lagerfeld's Creations:
Choupette's influence has now extended beyond the camera lens. Lagerfeld drew inspiration from her elegance and grace when designing his iconic fashion collections. It may not come as a surprise but only a few months after getting Choupette, Karl designed Chanel's Spring 2012 Couture Cornflower blue collection. Which is almost identical to Choupette's beautiful radiant blue eye colour. Her aura of sophistication became synonymous with Lagerfeld's aesthetic, leaving an indelible mark on the world of fashion.

Karl Lagerfeld

As you can see, Choupette Lagerfeld, the enchanting white cat who captured the heart of the late Karl Lagerfeld, has quietly become an emblem of style, luxury, and feline allure. Her unique story, from humble beginnings to a life of unimaginable privilege, reminds us of the power of companionship and a deep bond that can exist between humans and their pets. Choupette's legacy as Lagerfeld's muse and fashion's favourite cat will forever be etched in the Vogue's of fashion history, a reminder of the magic and inspiration that can be found in the simplest of creatures.


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