Karl Lagerfeld's Siamese cat is possibly the most spoiled feline in the world.
Not only does Choupette (which means ‘Sweetie’ in French) has two maids of her own but she can also use an iPad and eats at the table.
"She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She doesn't touch my food. She doesn't want to eat on the floor,” the designer told WWD. “She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled.”
The kitten, who Karl describes as a “kept woman” was a given to him by his muse, the model Baptiste Giabiconi, but only to mind for two weeks over the Christmas period. But Karl thought Choupette was so cute, he refused to give her back.
Baptiste, who was linked to singer Katy Perry after her split from Russell Brand, is clearly fond of all things feline – after all, Katy has named her two signature fragrances ‘Purr�� and ‘Meow’.
Karl has asked his maids to keep a diary of Choupette's moods, movements and eating behaviour if he's not with her. "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."
We are unlikely to see Choupette wearing a custom-made Chanel outfit soon however. Karl believes that humanising pets is "circuslike". Unlike using an iPad, it would appear.....