Karl Lagerfeld

Hanging with Karl Lagerfeld last night at the Art Shoppe Lofts + Condo opening party in Toronto.

It was his fourth party in five days, but Karl Lagerfeld’s stamina is remarkable. The famous designer was in town last night to attend the opening launch of the Art Shoppe Lofts + Condo project. As if his “to do” list wasn’t impressive enough, Lagerfeld was commissioned to design the lobby spaces. It’s his first major project in Canada and his first condo project in North America. "I’ve not designed it yet, but I have ideas,” he told me, when we sat down for a brief chat away from the adoring hoards outside. “They first have to sell all these little love nests and then I can talk about it. I can’t now, because I may change my mind. Tomorrow we have a meeting—I hate that word—where I will explain my ideas.” During our little tête-à-tête, we talked about fame, the
‘70s revival and
Kendall Jenner—but first, an update on
Choupette. After looking at some photos of the A-list feline cavorting around the suite at the Four Seasons Toronto, we got down to business.
Karl’s beyond dotty: “My best friends had a cat, and they were beyond mad for this cat. Now I’m worse…. I had dogs before in the country, but I’ve never had an animal this near to me who brings out the best in me. She makes me a better human being. I think I’m less mean.”
A day in the life of Choupette when she’s on the road: “She’s never alone. There’s always someone with her. The girls spend hours playing with her. Right now she’s probably wandering around the suite—it’s so big—and wondering where she will sleep. I expect she will end up in my end as she normally does. She sleeps quite a lot. She also loves to look out windows. I think she’s very happy at the Four Seasons. She’s beyond happy.”
Choupette’s beauty routine: “She is brushed five times a day by the maid. I can’t do it. I don’t have the patience. She also gets special drops in her eyes once a month when she visits the doctor. She has two travelling bags. One is a special one from Louis Vuitton, which she loves, and the other is the one that we only use when she goes to the doctor. When she sees that one, she disappears. The maid and the driver take her; I never go. For two days after a visit, she’s not speaking with them. She’s not forgiving them for putting her in that position.”
How Choupette maintains her girlish figure: “She only eats what the doctor prescribes. It’s special food just for her, and she has never put on weight. She’s still 3.5 kilos and not one gram more. She has been that way since she was a year and a half.”
The world learned yesterday that Choupette earned 3 million Euros last year for a campaign she did with a German car company and for being the muse for the holiday 2014 makeup collection from Shu Uemura. So what does the most pampered cat in the world do with that kind of coin? Read on…