I’m not even going to pretend that I’m writing about this photo spread for any real gossipy, newsy or controversial reason. I just like cat photos, and I love that Karl Lagerfeld is a newly-minted “cat person” who gives interviews about his beautiful, fluffy, darling kitty Choupette. Lagerfeld has already photographed Choupette, of course, for Harper’s Bazaar. Plus, Karl posts photos of Choupette on his Twitter page, which is probably my favorite sentence of all time. Last week, Karl talked even more about Choupette and how “not commercial” she is and how she will never be tainted by his business. Of course, Choupette also flies on Karl’s private jet, goes to the vet every ten days, and has three dedicated maids. And she had her own iPad. Which she knows how to use. Anyway, Choupette may not be “commercial” but she has gotten her own photo spread in I-D Magazine (photos at the end of the post):
Fashion’s finest feline, Choupette is a lover of shopping (bags in particular), iPads and antique lace, and is the proud pussy of Chanel Creative Director and recent i-D cover star, Karl Lagerfeld. Fast racking up column inches and accumulating a loyal following in the process (see head fan Hudson pictured below), Choupette is the most famous and fabulous pet Paris has ever seen. Here, i-D gets to know Choupette le chat a little better, speaking to King Karl about her loves and hates and scooping a particularly special illustrated insight into her supermodel statistics, penned by Mr Lagerfeld himself. Pictured here taking shelter in a colette bag, lounging in some lace, readying herself for her vacation perched on a Goyard trunk or two, and frolicking on a candy-striped deck chair in sizzling St Tropez, ici la i-Profile du Choupette…
Tell us a bit about Choupette… Her name is Choupette, Princess Choupette or Miss Choupette. She’s snow white with touches of caramel around the eyes, ears and on her endless boa-like feather tail.
How tall is she? It’s difficult to say. She has reached her final size but is kind of tiny.
What are her pet hates? Water and getting wet.
What are her favourite things to do in her free time? Sleeping, hiding, running and jumping like mad around the house. Chasing big fleas in her private garden and making it difficult for me work by jumping on the paper. 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.
OMG, Choupette has her own private garden? She terrorizes “the staff”? She hates water? Magnificent. So… here are the photos. I love Choupette Lagerfeld so much.
Photos courtesy of I-D.