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Choupette Who? The cat that made 4 million dollars last year

Posted on 30 September 2016

 Have you ever seen that fluffy white cat accompanying Karl Lagerfeld? Well, now you know, that beautiful Siamese cat with bright blue eyes, better known as "Choupette" born August 15, 2011 is an icon herself in the fashion world.  Originally belonging to french male model, Baptiste Giabiconi, Choupette was given to Lagerfeld as a gift for Christmas in 2011 after Karl babysat.  Karl Lagerfeldt fell in love with her and so Baptiste decided to just give him the darn cat. I mean what else do you give a man who has everything for Christmas?

Attended by two maids, private jets and a chef, Choupette is certainly Karl's most prized possession.  With her own twitter account @ChoupettesDiary with approximately 50,000 followers and close to 90k followers on Instagram, she has quite the social media presence.  Known as being spoiled and high maintenance, Karl reveals to NY Magazine that Choupette is in a higher tax bracket than most humans.  This cat made 4 million dollars alone last year by modeling in a campaign of German cars and a campaign for makeup line, Shu Uemura. Designed by Chanel’s head of design and creative director, the feline themed beauty line by Shu Uemura is called, "Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld".  Shupette was designed to revolve around feline style's including furry eyelashes. 
Karl even announced in 2013 that he wanted to marry Choupette.  Dreams can happen right?! In an interview Lagerfeld did with CNN, he quoted "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals… I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat."  Choupette is an entirely different species: “She’s an inspiration for elegance. For attitude.” I mean, obviously. In fact, this supermodel of cats is “…not just something to keep [Lagerfeld] company. It’s only great because of the uniqueness of her. ”

Back in 2012, there were rumors circulating that Chanel was designing a handbag inspired by Choupette.  The rumors continued after the Lagerfeld Fall 2012 Couture show, when the models carried a bag referred to as the "Choupette".  Karl Lagerfeld's cat has also been credited as the inspiration to his Spring 2012 Collection.
Choupette was featured in a ten page spread in V Magazine with supermodel, Laetitia Casta.  Karl Lagerfeld however dismissed the fact that being a supermodel was in Choupette's career because "he's commercial and she is not". -Karl Lagerfeld.  Lagerfeld's own line, KARL by Karl Lagerfeld has featured many articles of both clothing and accessories inspired by Choupette.  The beautiful 3 year old Siamese cat will continue to make waves in fashion history alongside her famous father, Karl Lagerfeld.  

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