Karl's Kitty: The charmed life of Choupette Lagerfeld

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com  |  Aug. 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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Karl Lagerfeld's fluffy Siamese cat, Choupette, hates the smell of Chanel No. 5. She has her hair brushed two times a day, knows how to use an iPad, loves shopping bags and employs two personal maids (Francoise and Marjorie, if you must know) who compose daily write-ups of her behavior and activities.

Already known for making eccentric comments to the press on a variety of subjects from Adele's weight to Pippa Middleton's "bad face," Lagerfeld is also making a name for his adorable but "spoiled" Siamese cat, Choupette (the name means "sweetie" in French).

The September issue of Harper's Bazaar features an interview with Lagerfeld in which he opens up about his kooky relationship with the notoriously pampered kitten.

"She has an attitude like a princess," Lagerfeld says.

"She doesn't like to eat on the floor, so I have to put the food on the table. Her dishes are by Goyard. She has one for water, one for her little croquette, and one for her pâté. You have to serve everything, and she makes a choice," he says.

Ever since a June interview with Women's Wear Daily, in which Lagerfeld referred to his kitten as "a kept woman," Choupette has become a public entity in her own right. She's now the subject of numerous interviews, a parody Twitter feed, t-shirts and photo shoots.

High-end fashion magazine i-D called Choupette "the most famous and fabulous pet Paris has ever seen," and Lagerfeld himself has declared that his pet is now more famous than him.

"People are stunned by her!" Lagerfeld told Grazia magazine.

"I think it's fun. Soon people will talk more about Choupette than about me!"

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