Karl Lagerfeld’s Siamese cat Choupette knows how to use an iPad, says Karl

You knew Karl Lagerfeld was on Twitter, right? Most of his tweets are in French, but he posts a lot of photos and some of his sketches. And as it turns out, Karl is not unlike many of us (peasants). He takes photos of his cat, Choupette, and he posts them on Twitter. Choupette is a STAR! Choupette is a beauty! She is a diva. She lives large. And she can operate an iPad too. Prepare yourselves for the cutest thing in the world… here are two of Karl’s photos of Choupette:

OMG. So cute. She’s a Persian, by the way. Like Karl would fall in love with an alley cat!! Anyway, in a new interview with WWD, Karl talked about his kitty-love, saying:

‘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,’ he told WWD.

And while he’s away on business he revealed that he has recruited two personal maids to provide Choupette with round-the-clock care.

He added: ‘She is beyond spoiled.’

Choupette was given to Lagerfeld by his French model muse Baptiste Giabiconi in January and she has since become his primary preoccupation. He even gets his maids to keep a diary of her moods, movements and eating patterns if he’s not with her.

‘In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages… I think it could be funny to make a little book of Choupette’s diary.’

But we won’t be seeing Choupette fashioning custom-made Chanel wares anytime soon, as Lagerfeld described the act of humanising pets as ‘circuslike’.

Last year while sat with former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld for Interview’s September issue, he said: ‘If I were a woman, I would love to have lots of kids. But for men, I don’t believe in it.’

[From The Mail]

Wait, he doesn’t like anthropomorphizing animals? Then why did he teach his cat to use the iPad and why does he let her eat at the table? Karl should just own it – Choupette is his family. It’s okay to treat your cat like your child. It’s fine. Just own it.

Photos of Karl Lagerfeld at the Gordon Parks Foundation Gala last night, courtesy of Fame/Flynet. Additional photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar and Karl’s Twitter.

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  1. Loulou says:

    My cat has his own app on the iPad, the Pocket Pond. Take that, Choupette!

  2. MST says:

    I believe that’s a Siamese. I have a Tonkinese (a cross between a Burmese and a Siamese) I love cats, but this is a bit too much.

  3. Chatcat says:

    Great! The cryptkeeper’s cat is tech savvy. This guy is one creepy and strange MFkr. And I love cats!

  4. QQ says:

    Angel Bear and Chouppette : a match made in snobby heaven

  5. little-red says:

    ‘In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages… I think it could be funny to make a little book of Choupette’s diary.’

    It sure as hell would and I have to admit, I’d probably read it.

  6. backwards says:

    There is an ipad game for cats called ‘game for cats’. Mice run/ fish swip around the screen and the cat gets points every time they tap the mice. My cat loves it, the game is probably too immature for Choupette.

    Suitable for
    domestic cats- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaif2uq_0Vc

    lions- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKBhTr5-ryg

  7. Eleonor says:

    I’d love to know what Anger Bear means with the statement his cat is “beyond spoiled”. I can’t imagine… does she climb tons of Chanel purses??
    Edit: the second pic, Choupette lying on the pillow, well on the pillow there’s written “this is the cat place”

  8. princesslizabeth says:

    Choupette is cool, but KL is scary. I get some creepy, creepy vibes from him.

  9. KK says:

    That cat is not Persian IMO, the hair is not long enough, and his face and ears look a bit Siamese to me. If his face “mask” gets darker, there’s deff some Siamese in there.

  10. meg says:

    This might be the only endearing thing I’ve ever read about this man…

  11. Nicole says:

    Choupette is a ragdoll I believe. I have a ragdoll (pookey!) and the ragdoll community was all abuzz over the famous raggie. And yes, I’m almost 30 and single If it wasn’t obvious…

  12. spinner says:

    Oooooh…this is rich. I love Karl. He can do as he likes & so can his cat. Too cute.

  13. sarahtonin says:

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised we are talking about Kunty Karl’s pussy.

  14. Melissa says:

    I had no idea Karl was so into pussy!

  15. sup says:

    oh god so cuuutteee kill me now

  16. jwoolman says:

    Besides Game for Cats for iPad, there is also Game for Kittens for iPhone. The junior feline staffer caught on very quickly and was doing pretty well with it. I wasn’t so sure that I wanted to encourage her batting at my iPhone, though. Still have nightmares about the time that a late feline staffer gave new meaning to the term “computer crash”, when my old Mac SE/30 was on a typing table. Cat jumped on top of it and suddenly table, computer, and cat were on the floor. Everybody survived except the keyboard cable. Same cat wrote some scarily good stuff in Word. Another one would reach over and twirl the trackball sometimes, causing a few problems. I learned to save my docs early and often.

    I saw a video of a Russian cat who was scarily good at a human game on the iPad, something about smashing or slicing fruit faster and faster. He or she was a consistent high scorer. Search for cat and iPad on YouTube and quite a few iPad-savvy felines will come up. The device is really sized just right for them and cats do love moving things.

  17. Blondey says:

    Thanks for making me pee my pants this morning. These comments are priceless – made my day!

  18. telesma says:

    I believe it. I’ve got a cat that turns the TV on if he wants to watch video catnip. He hasn’t figured out how to turn on the DVD player, but he paws at it once he’s got the TV on. He knows his birds are in there somehow.

    And FTR, the kitten looks like some variant of Himalayan to me, or maybe a pointed Ragdoll. It’s not a Tonkinese or a Siamese. Siamese and Tonkinese don’t have long hair. It’s also not Persian. The face is wrong for that. Persians have round faces even if they aren’t peke-faced. (Smooshed like a Pekingnese dog.)