Fashion & Beauty

Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat

Karl Lagerfeld’s world-famous cat dispenses essential advice on lifestyle, diet, fashion, beauty, and international travel for the uber-fashionable feline. Choupette—the constant feline companion of designer Karl Lagerfeld, creative director at Chanel—is a celebrity pet like no other. She has it all, from her own iPad to private jet service. She eats from Goyard silver seated next to Karl at the table, has been immortalized in Tokidoki figurines with the Kaiser, and has inspired his couture collections. "I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat," Mr. Lagerfeld said in a CNN interview. Choupette delivers words of wisdom to her 37,000+ Twitter devotees, but here, for the first time, she shares her complete lifestyle guide. Humorously themed chapters cover diet, beauty, healthcare, fashion tips, secret loves and pet hates for the pampered cat, along with observations and advice from Madame Horn (her vet), and Madame Françoise (her lady’s maid). Photographs taken by Karl himself include his Sacred Cat of Burma on fashion shoots with Laetitia Casta and Linda Evangelista. The book is completed with drawings, poetry, and photographs of literary cat-lovers including Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Saul Steinberg, Dorothy Parker, and Edward Gorey. This season’s most talked-about cat book is the perfect chic gift for cat lovers, the fashion-conscious, and style-aware readers.

About The Author

Patrick Mauriès, an editor and journalist, is the author of forty books. Jean-Christophe Napias is an author, editor, and translator. They coedited The World According to Karl. Karl Lagerfeld is a legendary fashion designer, photographer, cultural icon, and arbiter of modern taste.

  • Publish Date: September 09, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 6 x 7-1/2
  • Pages: 128
  • US Price: $24.95
  • CDN Price: $24.95
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020208-6


Choupette combines two of social media’s favorite memes—Karl, kitten—and offers a complete guide to living like the world’s chicest chat.” -W Magazine

“Choupette luxuriously fills the pages, napping in Chanel bags, eating dinner (on her own table, no less), leisurely playing with her own iPad and gazing out the window of Lagerfeld's private jet. She's also featured alongside mega models like Linda Evangelista and in her devoted owner's sweet Instagram shots. The book takes a swing at unpacking the "cat as a muse" theory…” –Harper’s Bazaar

“I'm no cat person. But as feline muse to the one and only Karl Lagerfeld, Choupette is no ordinary kitty. Which is why I am among the nearly 40,000 Twitter followers obsessed with the pampered puss' life of private jets and haute couture. This Flammarion book release, is going to make the purr-fect present for my fashionable friends come holiday season.” –7 x 7 Magazine

"With photographs by Lagerfeld, the small 123-page hardback is an homage to the three-year-old fluffy white Burmese with spectacular blue eyes who has a life any supermodel would envy. It also includes recipes to please feline palates imagined by chefs from the most prestigious restaurants of Paris." -Reuters

"The highly anticipated book, documenting everything (and we mean everything) you ever wanted to know about Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, can finally be yours. The book’s feline photography comes courtesy of the designer himself. –WhoWhatWear

“…Choupette, has a new book coming out next month, chronicling her life as the world's most pampered and fashionable feline. The book features numerous photographs of Choupette shot by Lagerfeld himself and heart-stoppingly glamorous details about her jet-set lifestyle. It's enough to make any mere human violently, inconsolably jealous. If only you too could be Karl Lagerfeld's cat. Oh, how glamorous your life would be!” –Cosmopolitan
“Devotees can get the full scoop inside a day in the life of the worlds most pampered (and fashionable!) pet. Entitled Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat, the must-read is a complete lifestyle guide…the 128-page read is divided into chapters filled with essential advice on the feline’s lifestyle, diet, fashion, beauty, and international travel.” –InStyle

“With photographs by Lagerfeld, the small 123-page hardback is an homage to the three-year-old fluffy white Burmese with spectacular blue eyes who has a life any supermodel would envy.” –Reuters

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