The fashion world has been left in mourning after the sad news of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's passing on Tuesday.
At 85-years old, the director of Chanel and Fendi was still working, although concern was raised in January when it was said he was "feeling tired," and would be sending Virginie Viard to represent Chanel at their January shows. According to Paris Match, Lagerfeld passed away on Tuesday morning after being hospitalized the previous night.
While he was admired the world over for his immense talent as a designer, Karl himself seemed only to have eyes for his beloved pet - his cat, Choupette.
Choupette originally belonged to model, Baptiste Giabiconi, however Karl fell so deeply in love with the feline after taking care of her whilst Giabiconi was away travelling, that he refused to give her back. The two were inseparable from then on.
In 2012, the blue-eyed beauty modeled alongside Laetitia Casta in V magazine. There are clutch bags and phone cases available adorned with Choupette's likeness. Not to mention, in 2014, Shu Uemura released a make-up line solely in her honor.
The same year, Choupette's very own book was released, Choupette: The Private Life of a High Flying Fashion Cat.
Her bio reads: ‘I’m Daddy @KarlLagerfeld’s spoiled @chanelofficial & @fendi pussy whose maids pamper.‘
And she's not kidding, she does indeed have two maids who cater for her every need, including cooking her two special meals each day.
"There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals… I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat," the fashion icon said.
He also told Vanity Fair he felt that he and Choupette were able to communicate using "the expression of our eyes."
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