It’s not only renowned designer – Karl Lagerfeld that holds a penchant for the limelight. Garnering and sharing much of his fame and attention is his beloved feline – Choupette. After inspiring a full-blown capsule collection , the furry cat is now set to star as a cuddly toy – thanks to the very opulent toy brand – Steiff. Following Lagerfeld’s tie -up with the marquee, the faux Choupette will be made available to in a limited edition of 2000 for interested buyers.
Being a social media star (with over 92,000 followers on Instagram), Choupette Lagerfeld sure makes a worthy muse for a plush toy. Well aware of his pet’s celebrity status, Lagerfeld stated – “Choupette is such a famous and beautiful cat that when this request came to me, I was not even surprised,”. Vouching for Steiff as the right choice for this kind of a collaboration, the celebrated designer further opined – “It’s the only company that has the required expertise to highlight the extreme and absolute refinement of this young princess.”
The Birman cat is probably tinsel town’s most pampered pet, with two nurses caring for her full-time. In the past, the furry feline has also featured in a portfolio for the holiday issue of Vogue Paris and has also starred in carmaker Opel’s 2015 calendar. In her toy version, Choupette will don a soft white fur body with big blue eyes and will be sized all of 40 centimeters (16 inches). Slated to go on sale in May, 2017, the plush Steiff toy will retail exclusively at Karl Lagerfeld stores and online at karl.com for $538.