Karl Lagerfeld may be known as the fierce fashion designer who operates his own wardrobe a bit like Batman (in a good way), but Chanel’s main man revealed his softer side in New York this week.
We can all thank the beautiful Jessica Chastain for getting behind those blacked-out specs, as she got the German designer talking about his beloved cat, Choupette, in a live Q&A session.
Yep, it turns out Karl is just one step away from completely owning the #catsofinstagram tag, as he talks pretty highly of his Persian pet.
‘She’s helped me to become a nicer person. There’s something very touching about her. Even is she is spoiled beyond,’ he told Jessica.
We imagine life can be pretty sweet in the Lagerfeld household, even if you’re a cat.
Weighing in on the cat v dog debate, Karl said his feline friend doesn’t require walking like a dog would: ‘I cannot walk in the street anymore, I’m too recognisable… It’s a nightmare.’
Sat in his signature black on black layers, fingerless gloves in tact, Karl went on: ‘[She] is the most beautiful cat in the world… [and] very clean.’
It’s official, cats are way more ‘Chanel’ than dogs.
By Jessica Bridgeman