Chanel + the Choupette bag rumours

Oh Choupette – the haute kitty so beloved of Karl Lagerfeld. We love @ChouettesDiary and Karl’s obsession with his pretty kitty friend. He kinda reminds us of a very fashionable Bond villain– maybe it’s the gloves and all the leather!

Anyway Karl’s kitty may be the inspiration for Chanel’s new IT bag, if you believe the fashion rumours. The New York Times’ fashion girl, Cathy Horyn tweeted that the Choupette bag is ‘knitted’ and ‘soft’…with  a tail and ears – ok we made that last bit up. But how exciting!

Choupette has acquired quite a following after le Lagerfeld revealed that the cat has two maids and can use an iPad.. It is hard to separate the myth and reality of Choupette but the story goes that Karl was kitty sitting and refused to give Choupette back as she was ‘too cute’.

According to WWD, Karl said: “She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She doesn’t touch my food. She doesn’t want to eat on the floor. She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled. When I am not there, the maids take down, in little books, everything she did, from what she ate to how she behaved, if she was tired, and if she wasn’t sleeping. In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages.”

He is certainly smitten with his kitten! We can’t wait to see the bag.

Choupette in a bag – too cute

Ici, c’est la place du chat…bien sur!

On tour (pic: ShowStudio)

Ooh la la!

All pics: @KarlLagerfeld

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