Self Portrait: Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette Lagerfeld
“Choupette (born August 15, 2011 is the pet cat of Karl Lagerfeld, head of design and creative director at Chanel. Originally belonging to the French male model Baptiste Giabiconi, Choupette was given as a gift to Lagerfeld around Christmas 2011 following a stay with the designer while Giabiconi was abroad.”
Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Made $4.25 Million USD Last Year
She already lives a life of luxury complete with the full time service of two maids, and is raking in millions a year thanks to lucrative modelling contracts. No, we’re not talking about the next famous Hollywood “It” Girl; we’re talking about a cat. Choupette, who is owned by Chanel and Fendi creative director Karl Lagerfeld, is said to have had a monstrously successful 2014, with her owner divulging she made $4.25 million last year thanks to jobs with Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura and the 2015 Corsa Calendar. One ad you won’t see her in any time soon though? Anything food related, as Lagerfeld says she is “too sophisticated for that.” If you want to follow Choupette’s travels, you can check out her Instagram account.