fashion • 07 Feb, 2017
Own a Copy of Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat
Genius Designer To Sell Stuffed Version of His Favourite Feline
With creative genius comes a little eccentricity. Plus, cats. If you’ve been living under a rock, Karl Lagerfeld is the German-born head designer and creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld. He mixes with royalty, lunches with A-list Hollywood stars and apparently, loves his cat, Choupette. That’s why, as of May this year, he’s decided to make 2,000 replicas available for purchase of what he describes as ‘the most famous, and richest cat in the world’.
“Choupette is such a famous and beautiful cat that when this request came to me, I was not even surprised,” he said.
German company Steiff has collaborated with Lagerfeld to create the limited-edition Choupette plush toy, which will retail for €499 ($US538). The 2,000 available Choupette replicas will be exclusively sold at Karl Lagerfeld stores and on his site in May. For the record, Choupette has two maids, an Ipad, an editorial in i-D and a Dyson supersonic hairdryer. She also inspired her very own capsule collection.
Words by JA