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The kitten who melted Karl Lagerfeld's heart
Karl Lagerfeld is in interview mode again, thank God, and his most recent sit-down with WWD yielded plenty of predictably cuckoo-crazy quotes. He discussed Chanel and the new Little Black Jacket exhibit coming to New York, of course, but more importantly, he opened up on the subject of his white Siamese kitten, Choupette.
Apparently Lagerfeld acquired his new kitty when was taking care of her over Christmas for model Baptiste Giaconi. He found her so cute he refused to give her back, and now, in his words, "she is like a kept woman."
So, what are the advantages of being a favored pet of the Kaiser? "She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food," he says. Also, Choupette sleeps under a pillow, knows how to use an iPad, and is provided with two personal maids, for night and day, who keep a diary of the kitten's every move:
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. In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages.
One thing Choupette will never have, however, is her own little black Chanel jacket. Says Lagerfeld, "I don't like animals in human clothes. I think that's very circuslike."
· Karl Lagerfeld Talks Chanel, Cats [WWD]
· Meet Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld's New Kitten [Racked]