Choupette was born August 15, 2011 and originally belonged to the male model Baptiste Giabiconi. Giabiconi left Choupette with Lagerfeld while he was abroad and, falling in love with her, Lagerfeld refused to give Choupette back. She models for her daddy extensively however, Karl has stated that she is not interested in commercial work. Choupette has her own line of feline-inspired products produced by Lagerfeld. She also has a likeness of herself in stuffed-toy form created by the plush toy designer Steiff and sold by Karl Lagerfeld for $538. This pretty kitty’s high maintenance needs (including two maids and a personal chef) and spoiled antics are voiced through her own personal Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany. He moved to Paris at the tender age of 14 and started his career in design by entering a competition. Taking first place in the coat category, Lagerfeld also met longtime friend Yves St Laurent.
With a net worth of $125 million, Karl Lagerfeld is well recognized around the world for his impressive career in fashion. He has been a major creative influence behind labels such as Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel and Fendi. His own label, Karl Lagerfeld is an international success.
Lagerfeld is often seen in his trademark dark glasses and high starched collars, matching his pony-tailed white hair with his famous Birman cat, Choupette. Despite his love for Choupette, Karl has a vicious feud with the group PETA for his use of fur and laissez-faire views on animal products in fashion. PETA animal rights activists once tried to throw a tofu-pie at Lagerfeld during a New York City fashion show in 2001. They missed and hit Calvin Klein by accident.