Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s hyper-spoiled and filthy rich Birman, has won the designer’s heart — and a growing amount of real estate on his signature collection.
See the cartoon cat strumming an electric guitar on a sweatshirt in a scuba fabric; as a robot on a T-shirt, sandals and tote bag; or in Miami mode, wearing a giant sunhat, her image speckled on bleached denim or a white cotton shirtdress. Coming in April is a capsule collection of beachwear built around the conceit of Choupette at the beach — someplace her owner would never venture — and with her likeness splashed on everything from swimsuits to towels.
The cat didn’t get her paws on the more formal parts of the collection, always based on a graphic, rock-tinged style. Consider sleek pantsuits and dresses with mesh inserted at the shoulders or around the ribcage; or bow blouses and Prince of Wales tailoring printed with lightning bolts.
Perennial items included a range of leather biker jackets and taut blousons, as well as an array of skinny jeans, this time gouged with assorted rips and tears. Hmm. Maybe Choupette got her claws in there after all.