The Iconic Choupette Lagerfeld

Fashion’s most infamous kittykat, Choupette was the pet of iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, at legendary fashion house Chanel. Lagerfeld was also behind the eponymous label, Karl Lagerfeld. A gift from French male model Baptiste Giabiconi, Lagerfeld has since remarked ‘People are stunned by her … soon people will talk more about Choupette than me!’

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With the launch of the Monster Choupette capsule collection by Karl Lagerfeld, it showed his love for his beloved pet. The beautiful ivory-coloured puss made her first media appearance on the social site Twitter on January 16, 2012, with the account @Choupettesdiary. Authored by Ashley Tschudin, Choupette has had many interviews with high-end fashion magazines (most famously with Laetitia Casta in a ten-page editorial for V Magazine)

Choupette has been tipped as the inspiration behind many Chanel campaigns, the muse behind a rumored Chanel bag called ‘The Choupette’ in Lagerfeld’s Fall 2012 show, as well as her powder blue eyes taking credit for the cornflower blue which featured heavily in the Spring Couture Collection in 2012. The inspiration behind the Monster Choupette collection needs no explanation, however, we doubt she is as monstrous as all that, Lagerfeld confessing ‘ I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat’.


Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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