Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Princess Choupette, gets her own mag spread: amazing?

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.

[From I-D]

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.

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  1. scotchy says:

    as a crazy cat person, i will say AMAZING!!!!!!
    i love everything about this.

  2. Chordy says:

    Dear Karl Lagerfeld,

    Never change.

    The World

    • TJ says:

      You said it best Chordy. I’m not even a cat person or a fashionista, but I completely agree with you. May Mr. Karl Lagerfeld live forever and never change. Princess Choupette has a new fan as well.

  3. I Love Kim K. says:

    Over the top but adorable. You just can’t hate Kunty Karl and his pussy.

  4. corny says:

    Can’t help but feel a little sorry for Choupette, she must be dieting all the time and the botox near her whiskers must be a beyotch

    • RocketMerry says:

      Lol! You watch, next she’ll start denying she dyes her fur and will leave poor Karl for a younger cat with a really long tail, boringly purring to her heart-broken stylist: “C’est la vie!”

  5. cupidityrox! says:

    Damn. I’m jealous of a cat. She’s adorable

  6. Eleonor says:

    If I were one of the Choupette caretakers I would be scared to death.
    But that Kitty is adorable!

  7. Ojulia says:

    That cat is fabulous.

  8. diana says:

    Karl Lagerfeld’s pussy? Lol

    • Trashaddict says:

      I think we should start a “comment of the day” award. Diana wins! I am curious about the appeal of this man. Are his clothes really that good? Personally he seems appalling.

  9. L says:

    The voice I hear in my head for this cat is the same as Henri with ennui.


  10. Maya says:

    “Proud pussy of Chanel Creative Director and recent i-D cover star, Karl Lagerfeld” made me giggle…apparently I’m still 12.

  11. EllaDee says:

    She is adorable! and obviously very loved and wellctaken care of. Who knew Karl could be so in love with a pet?

  12. tripmom says:

    SUCH gorgeous eyes!

  13. Talie says:

    That is a cute cat, and usually I hate cats.

  14. Riana says:

    She’s adorable and I was all prepped to be indifferent and annoyed after reading that silly interview and description on her services.

    Ah to be rich and lonely. Super cute cat though.

  15. the original bellaluna says:

    Choupette looks like a furry little handful!

    If anybody deserves a magazine spread, it’s my Silverpoint Persian, Sheba. She’s gorgeous and snotty, just like a supermodel. ;)

    • vava says:

      Sounds like a beautiful kitty.

      I have two white Maine Coon kitties. They are 15 pounds, 4 years old. Love ‘em!

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Maine Coons are my FAVOURITE EVER FOR ALL-TIME kitties. (My first cat was a Maine Coon!) They are so filled with personality and SO gentle and loving (when they’re not hunting).

        Our beloved Grande Dame finally gave up the good fight two (or is it 3 now?) weeks ago tomorrow (she was a gorgeous black and white long-hair angora) and we adopted two kittens from the vet weekend before last, a Tortie girl and her Blue brother.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Hey Bella-I remember you talking about having to put your kitty down on these boards- so heart-breaking :(
        So happy to hear you got 2 new little guys though!!

  16. Jazz says:

    Love that picture of her in the sink, makes me miss my kitty :(

  17. LittleDeadGirl says:

    You know I love animals but this all sounds really stupid. I’m sorry. She has maids? Not just one, but three?! What the fuck. She’s a cat. Give her some food and some toys. He creeps me out to no end. This is the reason I hate the fashion world. Not a single normal human enters this world.

    • Ennie says:

      Hahaha, I actually think that as her maids, they clean after her, therefore keeping his white stuff free of white cat hair as much as they can, plus keeping an eye on the cat not running out of the house (my cats used to go away and come back etc, but sometimes they could get hurt).
      I imagine that would not happen to Choupette.

      • LittleDeadGirl says:

        So one maid cleans up after her, the other stands guard at the door to make sure she doesn’t get out, and the third maybe primps her for photographs. I can totally see why she needs three maids. I mean he can spend his money as he likes but ah well I guess by all the comments I’m a minority that thinks the whole story is ridiculous.

    • MST says:

      I agree that this guy is a creep and a weirdo and really over the top. But that it is a beautiful cat. Not as lovely as Rudy, my beloved Tonkinese, though . . .

      I just wonder what she is — she obviously has Siamese in her. Maybe a Balinese, which is basically a long haired “Simey.”

  18. Aussie girl says:

    Oh Karl I would love to be your pussy.

  19. IzzyB says:

    My cat saw this.I think it’s plotting a revolution.

    If I’m never heard from again, it was Cleo, affectionately known as ASBO Kitty.

  20. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Oh man..that is such a cute cat. It looks like a Turkish Angora.

    I love cats and I love cat people.

  21. only1shmoo says:

    Sqweeeeee! You know what I love (but only a little bit) more than random kitten pics? Knowing that a kitten is getting more attention than Paris Hilton. *sigh* It’s a beautiful day today <3

  22. The Original Denise says:

    I LOVE it! It’s Queen Choupette, bitches!

  23. Bubulle says:

    Kunty Karl loves the pussy who knew ?

  24. Loulou says:

    I’m not reading this out loud to my Chartreux, Noel. He already has me wrapped around his paws – literally (and he bites!) on top of having a dog too. I’d turn into a slave!

  25. ramona says:

    I MUST have the “Ici, c’est la place du chat” pillow for my own little bundle of furry madness. Too precious.

  26. RHONYC says:

    i’ve never seen a blue-eyed cat…her eyes are INCREDIBLE!!! awww. :-)

  27. patata says:

    i would never leave the house with a cat like that at home

  28. betteboo says:

    I could be wrong, but I think “…Chasing big fleas in her private garden” might be referring to Princess Choupette cleaning her lady parts, as kittehs rather like to do.

    She looks like a colourpoint birman to me
    They have perfectly white socks front and back feet, but it doesn’t show so clearly with a pale colour like Choupette

  29. LeeLoo says:

    I love Karl and his snooty ways but I love Choupette even more! She looks similar to my cat who is a Ragdoll mixed with Maine Coon. The Princess Choupette is too cute. If she had the dark face, I would think Ragamuffin, not sure if that is the case here.

  30. Katie Too says:

    She’s a flame-point something. I’m sure many of them are lovely, but the kind of breeding that produces that lovely coloring often involves a great deal of inbreeding. But, no actual data here, just an anecdotal rescued several-generation inbred farm cat with the same coloring named Antigone.

  31. F5 says:


    *Steals Princess Choupette*

  32. T.C. says:

    That cat is beautiful. I want one. :D

  33. Lairen says:

    Even an adorable kitten can’t make me dislike Lagerfield less. He’s blatantly criticized individuals for not being thin and is just a major d-bag.

  34. Christian says:

    Aww, she’s really cute.

  35. Sakyiwaa says:

    Awwwww. Such a lovely cat :-) love the pillow :-)

  36. boo says:

    I always enjoyed KL’s many quips, but now that he’s a cat lover, well, I see another side of him that I really like, who knew he had a heart after all.

  37. Camille (The original) says:

    That’s strange, what happened to my comment?? :(

  38. skuddles says:

    Well my kitties get their own magazine spreads too… except they’re not actually in magazines. Just on Mum’s computer and all over her FB page :) But seriously, they blow the fur right off Karl’s pussy. She’s cute and all but my two…. well they’re so gorgeous and cool they’re like feline rock stars! LOL

  39. Jennifer Astin says:

    I love Choupette!

  40. Nico says:

    Good lord that is a cute cat.

  41. choupette lover says:

    F me, I love Choupette.

  42. choupette lover says:

    I do not even like cats but I worship at Choupette’s alter. Sigh…

  43. jwoolman says:

    Well, there’s a downside to the rich life. Note she has to go to the vet every ten days… Surprised he doesn’t pay for home visits. Heck, I’d pay for home visits if I could!!! A vet who did that wrote a book with a title along the lines of “all my patients are under the bed”.

    The cat doesn’t seem to have allowed fame to go to her head, though. She seems quite unassuming.

  44. Anne de Vries says:

    I’ve always thought of him as an annoying, judgemental ass. Now I suddenly maybe.. kind of… like him? WHAT IS THIS DEVILRY?!

    No seriously, it’s always fun to see cats steal hearts. Especially the hearts we weren’t actually sure existed :-)

  45. Ravensdaughter says:

    I love my pets, too, but it’s official now-he’s crazy.
    Of course, my view may be distorted by the fact that my 10 yrs older sister (7 cats, one dog, no kids) is visiting me from So Cal here in Seattle.
    I have two boys, 10 and 12, and she can’t understand why we don’t pick up around the house consistently. Yesterday she waved her Prada sunglasses around and gave me a lecture about my yard being unsanitary because I can’t keep up with all my Jack Russell’s poop (he’s the third child..) . There has been no rain for weeks, so les turds are all fossilized anyway!
    Note-the reason she is here is to support me during Cyberknife radiation treatments for a brain tumor-she can lighten up, I think!
    In 30 years, she vil be Karl….

  46. Carolyn says:

    I think Lagerfeld lost the plot quite some time ago and sold Chanel’s soul and his own to the masses for the love of $$$. I did like the bit about Choupette messing up his papers though :)

    Cats rule!

  47. kittenlikkens says:

    Choupette may have everything…but she doesn’t have LIPS…yet.