He dotes on her so much that he admits she is like a ‘kept woman’.
So perhaps it is no surprise that Karl Lagerfeld has revealed that he would marry his pet cat if he could. The fashion guru said that he never thought it was possible to love the one-year-old as much as he does.
In an interview Lagerfeld also reignited his feud with Adele by calling her ‘a little roundish’ – and said she had him to thank for losing weight. German-born Lagerfeld’s love for his cat, called Choupette, which translates as Herbie, is the stuff of legend in fashion industry circles.
He showers her with attention and pays for two personal maids to provide 24-hour care for her at his Paris mansion. She has her own pillow and dines with Lagerfeld at the table twice a day on her own specially prepared meals.
Choupette even has her own iPad and when Lagerfeld is not there, the maids write down everything she does in little books so he can catch up on it later.
Her trusty tablet computer must come in handy when Choupette wants to check her Twitter feed – @Choupettesdiary has 27,442 followers.
The cat’s biography reads: ‘I’m a famous beauty who refuses to eat on the floor & my maids pamper my every need. I am Choupette Lagerfeld and I am a spoiled pussy. #Chanel #KarlLagerfeld.’
In an interview the designer said that, much to his disappointment, there is ‘no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals’.
He said: ‘I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat’.
Speaking to U.S. TV network NBC, Lagerfeld also sought to clarify his comments about Adele. He had provoked a huge backlash when he criticised her weight and said she was ‘a little bit fat’.
Lagerfeld, 79, said: ‘I never said that she was fat.
‘I said that she was a little roundish. A little roundish is not fat.
‘But for such a beautiful girl, after that she lost eight kilo, so I think the message was not that bad.’
In the past Lagerfeld has also offended the Royal Family by saying they are ‘totally unnecessary, but pleasant’.
He has insulted Russian men as ‘ugly’ and said that Greeks and Italians have ‘disgusting habits’ too. Lagerfeld, well-known for his own eccentricities, lost 90lbs drinking diet coke and stewed vegetables.