Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has gained the reputation as a cat lover after gushing about his 9-month-old kitten Choupette this week in Women’s Wear Daily and appointing two maids just to take care of his lovely pet.
The German-born Lagerfeld, who has also designed for H&M and Fendi, baby-sat the kitten during Christmas for model Baptiste Giaconi but then refused to give her back. “I thought she was too cute,” he told WWD.
Now the pampered feline lives the high life. Choupette dines with Lagerfeld for lunch and dinner (“She doesn’t want to eat on the floor,” he noted). She knows her way around an iPad. And she has two “personal maids” who cater to her every whim “both night and day,” he said. “She is beyond spoiled.”
If you’re scratching your head wondering what the two kitten minders do all day, Lagerfeld goes on to explain:
“We do keep a diary. When I am not there, the maids take down, in little books, everything she did, from what she ate, to how she behaved, if she was tired, and if she wasn’t sleeping,” he said. “In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages.”
“I think it could be funny to make a little book of Choupette’s diary,” he added.
We can only assume that his cat has the best ice cream for deserts.