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News hit yesterday that the iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the prolific creative director of Chanel and formerly Fendi, had passed away aged 85.

Tributes poured in from celebrities and members of the fashion industry alike, but the question on everyone's lips was; "What will become of his beloved pet cat, Choupette?"

Last year, the eccentric and controversial designer said that his cat would be one of the heirs to his $200 million fortune.


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A statement from The House of Karl Lagerfeld confirmed his death, having died in a Parisian hospital after being admitted on Monday night, according to French news site Pure People.

While the cause of death is not yet known, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Lagerfeld had been "weak for many weeks."

He was juggling work as the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld at the time of his death, but last April he told Numéro that he'd had "every test under the sun and they can't find anything wrong,"


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He went into great detail about what he would want for his funeral, and who would inherit his fortune, which was reported to be around $200 million when he died (€170,000)

"There will be no burial. I'd rather die," Lagerfeld said of his funeral. "I've asked to be cremated and for my ashes to dispersed with those of my mother … and those of Choupette, if she dies before me."

He was asked whether Choupette would inherit his fortune, and he answered; "Among others, yes. Don't worry, there is enough for everyone."


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He told CNN back in 2013 that: "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals … I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat."

Choupette had an entire fashion collection dedicated and created for her, called Choupette in Love. Her eyes were even the inspiration for a Chanel haute couture collection, the dazzling blue having enraptured Lagerfeld.

A book titled Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Cat was published in 2014, and she apparently earns $4 million a year after appearing in ad campaigns for Shu Uemura and German car company Vauxhall.


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Lagerfeld once told Harper's Bazaar that Choupette had two maids, was cared for by his driver, and ate and drank out of dishes made by Goyard, a Parisian luxury goods maker best known for its handbags.

"She has one for water, one for her little croquette, and one for her pâté," he said in 2012, also mentioning that two maids monitored her day, including "two daily brushings." He also told Numéro that Choupette dined with him.


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"Now she's an adult she dines with me. She sits opposite me and eats what she has to eat. Before she might have attacked any old prawn, but now she will only touch the four different dishes prepared for her on that day, served in fabulous bowls."

No one knows yet who will take care of Choupette now that her dad has passed on, but she's sure to be pampered for the rest of her days.

Feature image: Evening Standard



Little Chanel Nicole recently hit six months of age, and her famous mum Coco had some seriously adorable snaps to share with fans to mark the milestone. 

Taking to her Instagram account, the model said her "petite" daughter was still just 13lbs – adding lightheartedly "but thats ok she knows how to work the camera…"

Coco – real name Nicole Natalie Marrow – has been married to rapper Ice T for more than 14 years.

They welcomed Chanel on November 28, with Coco regularly taking to social media to share updates of their gorgeous family. Indeed, the baby already has her own Instagram account under the handle @babychanelnicole.

The mother-of-one went on to reveal that Chanel wasn't rolling over or sitting up 'on her own yet'. She added: "I still breastfeed but I also give her goats milk because that's the closest to thing to breast milk. I try food but she is not interested… Anything else?"

And it seems that oodles of fellow mums are coming out in support of the 37-year-old first-time parent.

"Just do it all in your daughters rhythm because each baby is different," said one. "I've a daughter of 8 months old and she started to eat after her 7th month and she checks every box when we go for her checkups.

"So just listen to your motherly instinct and do whatever you think is right."

Another mum chipped in with: "My son couldn't roll over at that age either. I was worried for awhile bc other babies his age could.

"Every baby hits their milestones at their own pace, it's completely normal. He finally got there, nothing wrong with him. I thought maybe he just didn't want to bc he hated being on his belly, so why try rolling over. He was also a very stuborn child!"

"Your baby is perfect. All babies hit their milestones at different times. It's all normal," a third fan offered. "I held my first baby 24/7, he took naps in my arms! Lol He took forever to roll/sit/walk."

The image has now notched up some 50,000 likes from Coco's 2million followers.



We're excited for this one!

Kristen Stewart is all set to play fashion house founder, Coco Chanel in a new movie which will be directed by Karl Lagerfeld. 

The short film which will premiere at the Metiers d'Arts show in Rome in December will see Kristen depict an actress who is preparing to play Coco for a movie in the short film.

How meta. 

But it really is no wonder that there is a little twist as Karl Lagerfeld is known for producing the shock factor. 

Women's Wear Daily website reports that the film will be "a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at a yet-to-be-made biopic about founder Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel," starring Stewart as a young Chanel alongside actress Geraldine Chapline, who has also portrayed the fashion house founder in previous biopic films".

Karl, the creative director of Chanel, hired Kristen after she reportedly impressed him in the initial stages of the auditions. 

He revealed that the Twilight actress played the role "really, really mean". 

"You only see her in tests and she's complaining about everything. She's mean with the director, mean with the producer."

Kristen is no stranger to Chanel though, as she has modelled for some of their major campaigns, as well as sitting front row at many of their fashion week runway shows.

Mr Lagerfeld conceived the plot, dialogue, costumes and casting, also convincing Harper’s Bazaar editor Laura Brown to portray an American journalist.

“They make so many movies about Chanel, why can’t I make one?” he shrugged.

We think this is going to be interesting!