Karl Lagerfeld's cat, Choupette, may just be the world's highest-paid feline. According to the designer, his fluffy white Burmese kitty earned well over 3 million euros (or roughly $4.07 million CAN) last year for just two of high-profile gigs she took part in.
"She did two jobs and made three million euros last year," Karl told The Cut as he arrived in New York to present his latest Metier's d'Art collection for Chanel. "One was for cars in Germany and the other was for a Japanese beauty product."
"I don't allow her to do foodstuffs and things like that," he added. "She's too sophisticated for that. She has something unique."
Clearly, glamourpuss Choupette is no ordinary house cat. Not only does she have more than 52,000 followers on Instagram, but she also created a capsule beauty collection with cosmetics giant Shu Uemura, aptly naming the collaboration Shupette.
The adorable cat has also proved to be a muse for 81-year-old Karl, who created a limited edition of clothes and accessories for his eponymous line inspired by his pet. The Monster Choupette featured a cartoon version of "the most famous cat in the world" baring her teeth and seemingly throwing a diva-style strop. The tongue-in-cheek range included T-shirts, sweaters, bags, purses and shoes.
Choupette has also posed for Chanel's creative director for the book he released dedicated to her called Choupette: The Enchanted Life of a Fashion Cat. The light-hearted project saw her feature in special images with supermodels Laetitia Casta and Linda Evangelista in front of glamorous Parisian backdrops.