The Choupette scoop! Our hilarious (and informative) interview with Karl’s enviable kitty
After Karl Lagerfeld shared news of his new kitten Choupette back in January, and later went on to allude to her life of riches (“She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She doesn’t want to eat on the floor. She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day.”), the fashion world became obsessed with the sure-to-be-Chanel-clad kitty, with V Magazine even giving her a starring role in a fashion spread for an upcoming issue alongside Laetitia Casta. Then came the popularity of the Twitter account, Choupette’s Diary, fueling the insatiable need to know what the kitty does with her spare time. While she wouldn’t dare reveal the extent of her daily activities (“I understand the human fascination with my life but a feline needs her privacy,” she says), she did deign to answer some of our Qs regarding her former owner Baptiste Giabiconi, the new Chanel bag named for her and more.
How was starring in your first photo shoot? Are you a natural poseur?
I’m always ready for my close-up, dahhhling.
What’s your favourite thing to do with daddy?
Daddy & my relationship is one filled with mutual respect and long in-depth intellectual conversations.
Do you like your name, Choupette? Would you have maybe preferred Harlech?
There is no point in discussing something beyond one’s control.
How do you feel about dogs?
Dirty, vile creatures they are.
Do you identify with your namesake bag?
It is MY namesake bag now, isn’t it?
What is your favourite toy?
Toys are trivial nuisances.
Do you miss Baptiste just a little?
Long gone are those days from my memory but, should I seek counselling in the future, I’m sure a therapist will dig up such longing feelings.
You like one of your maids more than the other one, right? Be truthful.
I prefer neither as they equally suit my needs.
Can you ever see designing in your future?
Once I am at the proper age, should being a muse become a bore, it is an endeavour I will take on.