- Before his death, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld pampered his cat, Choupette, with a lavish lifestyle.
- She ate at the table and slept on the same pillow as Lagerfeld.
- Choupette is even a millionaire in her own right, earning money as a model.
Karl Lagerfeld famously once said that if it were legal, he would marry his cat.
“There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals … I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat,” the fashion designer told CNN back in 2013.
Before his death on February 19, 2019, Lagerfeld devoted his life to two things: fashion and his cat Choupette.
“She is the center of the world,” Lagerfeld told The Cut in 2015. “If you saw her, you would understand. She is kind of Greta Garbo. There is something unforgettable about her, the way she moves, the way she plays. She’s an inspiration for elegance. For attitude.”
The designer pampered the 7-year-old Birman cat with two personal maids, her own technology, and even her own modeling career.
“She stays always with me and she has two personal maids,” he said in an interview “They play with her, they have to take care of her beautiful white hair, the beauty treatments for her eyes, and they entertain her.”
The pampering doesn’t stop there, though. Choupette dined with Lagerfeld twice a day at a table, feasting on meals that were specially prepared for her. Lagerfeld said she doesn’t like to eat on the floor like other animals, so she earned her seat at the table.
They not only shared meals but also a pillow, “which she spends her life licking.” When not eating or sleeping, Choupette occupies herself with her own technology, which Lagerfeld said “she even knows how to use.”
When asked if Choupette traveled in a private jet, Lagerfeld told the interviewer, “Yes, why not?”
Her lavish life has made her an international star, garnering 124 thousand Instagram followers and almost 50 thousand Twitter followers.
As if that wasn’t enough, Choupette is also a millionaire in her own right. She starred in two ad campaigns – one for cars and one for a beauty product – and pocketed $3 million dollars in 2014.
“I don’t allow her to do foodstuffs and things like this,” he told The Cut. “She’s too sophisticated for that.”
Choupette may be coming into even more money soon. Before his death, Lagerfeld was asked if Choupette would become the heir to his estimated $200 million fortune.
“Among others, yes,” Lagerfeld said. “Don’t worry, there is enough for everyone.”
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