Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette, was the most famous cat in fashion.
The cat, adorned by Lagerfeld also clinches the crown as world’s most pampered cat. The cat, given to Lagerfeld by a French male model, model Baptiste Giabiconi in 2011, enjoyed a lavish lifestyle that included eating off silver platters, a bodyguard and two maids.
The white fluffy Birman cat, it turns out, will get a slice of his $200 million (N72 billion) for her upkeep.
This amount will also help her maintain the lifestyle that she is used to.
“Choupette is a rich girl. She has her own fortune,” he once told French television.
Choupette once brought him fortune after she earned $3.4 million in adverts for a German car firm and a Japanese cosmetics bran but never for a cat foot ad because he thought she “is too sophisticated for that.”
“If anything happens the person who looks after her will not go without,” said Lagerfeld, who designed for Chanel, Fendi and his own brand right up to his death aged 85.
She also has a book where she is a hero, “Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat”, and is friends with supermodel Linda Evangalista and model turned actress Laetitia Casta.
She eats some from the recipes in a book. Each meal is prepared by some of the best restaurants in Paris. One typically lavish repast is a mix of king crab, smoked salmon and caviar and eats at.
“She is like a human being, only with an extra quality — silence,” Lagerfeld quipped.
“She has something unforgettable in the way she moves — I’m inspired by her elegance and her attitude,” he said.
Another who it is expected to get the rest of the money is his 10-year-old godson, Hudson Kroenig, son of US model Brad Kroenig.
“I consider them like my family,” Lagerfeld said of the Kroenigs.
Well, nothing a slice of $200 million cannot do.