Washington: While fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel and Fendi, died on February 19, no one really knows what will happen to his 7-year-old feline Choupette.
Citing a report by The Standard, People magazine cited wrote that Choupette first became part of Lagerfeld’s life in 2011.
Reports say that initially Lagerfeld had just agreed to catsit Choupette, who then belonged to model Baptise Giabiconi, but ended up adopting the feline as his own.
In conversation with People in 2013, Lagerfeld had admitted that a friend of his got Choupette when she was only 3 months old and asked if Lagerfeld could take her in his house and take care of her.
“And then when she came back 2 weeks later I said ‘I am sorry Choupette will stay,” he had revealed about how the darling kitten came into his life.
Lagerfeld quickly turned Choupette into a fashionista of sorts with modeling gigs and product collaborations for her. The feline also has her own social media director to run her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and blog — all called Choupette’s Diary.
Many of Lagerfeld fans are wondering what will happen to Choupette now that her beloved owner has passed away.
Ashley Tschudin, the person behind Choupette’s social media accounts and Choupette’s Diary blog, provided a statement to People on how the cat is coping with the loss of Lagerfeld.
“During this time, Choupette is coping with the loss the best she knows how to, but at such a young age (and being a cat), that is challenging. Karl Lagerfeld is and will always be her ‘Daddy.’ She is choosing to put her best paw forward and hopes that her loyal fans and followers will continue with their outpouring of love to help ease the pain,” reads the statement.
While no one knows who Choupette will live with now, she seems to have a support system to help her through the difficult time.