She already has a bodyguard, a personal chef and two maids, but the seven-year-old cat could soon inherit a sizeable chunk of the late designer’s £150m fortune
Of all the paperwork that follows a death, few things are as distressing as the will. In the case of Karl Lagerfeld, the recently deceased Chanel creative director, that has taken a slightly tragicomic turn with news that Choupette, his seven-year-old pet cat, may inherit some of his £150m fortune. Laugh all you will but, according to the French newspaper Le Figaro, this could be feasible under German law if the cat was nominated the designer’s “heir” through the right channels.
It’s hardly surprising; the gilded existence of Lagerfeld’s fluffy white birman has been well documented, after all. Waking daily at 6.30am, Choupette is brushed (the first of six times a day) and her eyes cleaned using Ocryl. Disappointingly, she is not vegan, and instead subsists on Hill’s Science Plan and carbon-filtered water. Her day-to-day life involves a bodyguard, a personal chef and two maids, and, when possible, she practises cat yoga. According to Vogue Paris, her treat is dipping her nose in Lagerfeld’s butter. Still, she earns her keep, having made €3m (£2.6m) in campaigns in 2014 alone.