You can now walk around with a stuffed cat hanging off your arm that boasts a combined 142,000 followers across social media. A luxury, stuffed version of Choupette – the “sacred Birman with immaculate fur” owned by Karl Lagerfeld – can become your next cuddle buddy.
The “Garbo of cats” has been immortalized in a new collaboration with German plush toy company, Steiff. Choupette doesn’t come cheap – she retails for £420 at STYLEBOP. She will be sold in a limited edition of 2,000.
Choupette is accompanied by a signed certificate (because she has her own autograph), along with a brief explainer of whom, exactly, you’ve just adopted. “Hi, I’m Choupette,” the certificate reads. “Without modesty, I am the most famous cat in the world. I must admit I was born under a lucky star – at a very young age, I met the man of my dreams: Karl Lagerfeld! It really was immediate and mutual ‘love at first sight!’”
Lagerfeld lapped up the idea to create a plush version of his beloved companion. “Choupette is such a famous and beautiful cat that when this request came to me, I was not even surprised,” he said in a statement. “Steiff is the perfect choice for this kind of collaboration. It’s the only company that has the required expertise to highlight the extreme and absolute refinement of this young princess.”