Karl Lagerfeld May Have Willed $3.4 Million to His Cat after His Death
There are talks that German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist, Karl Lagerfeld who died single at 85, may have willed his fortune worth $3.4 million to his eight-year-old cat.
The cat of late fashion icon, might inherit $3.4 million from his fortune. Before his death, Lagerfeld, who designed for Fendi and Chanel, had told French television that she would have her own fortune. The Paris-based millionaire was popular for the extravagant lifestyle he provides his pet which includes a bodyguard and two maids.
He had said “Choupette is a rich girl, she has her own fortune. If anything happens, the person who looks after her will not go without.”
The eight-year-old cat has appeared in various commercials including those for a German car firm and a Japanese cosmetic brand.
She is also the hero of a book titled “Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat”, where she was photographed in arms of supermodel, Linda Evangalista and snuggling with actress, Laetitia Casta.
Lagerfeld didn’t allow the cat feature in cat food ads. “She is too sophisticated for that, she has something unforgettable in the way she moves and I’m inspired by her elegance and attitude,” he said, referring to the cat that has 170,000 followers on Twitter.
While alive, Lagerfeld had sworn that he would have the cat’s ashes scattered over that of his mother if the cat died before him.