In an interview in WWD, Lagerfeld was asked if he would ever have children.
Fashionista reported this as his answer: ” “I don’t like the idea of responsibility. I don’t want any children. A cat is already a lot to manage for me.” Then, when asked, simply, “Do you have a cat?” A yes or no question, he responded with a paragraph-long synopsis of Choupette’s life story.
She is a famous beauty. She is nine months old. [Model] Baptiste [Giaconi] gave her to me for Christmas to watch for two weeks when he was away but then I refused to give her back. I thought she was too cute. She is like a kept woman. She has a strong personality. She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She doesn’t touch my food. She doesn’t want to eat on the floor. She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled. ”
She has two personal maids?
Is that amusing?
Cats, as Fashionista points out, do not do very much all day … Choupette of course, is a leetle beet different.
(Say it in your best Inspector Clouseau voice, I find it helps to pass the time.)
So what on earth do those two maids actually do?
I know you’ll be sorry you wondered:
“We do keep a diary. When I am not there, the maids take down, in little books, everything she did, from what she ate, to how she behaved, if she was tired, and if she wasn’t sleeping. In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages. Colette had written a lot about cats. I am not Colette, but I think it could be funny to make a little book of Choupette’s diary.”
I will order it along with C Roitfeld’s CR “book.”
Oh, how I will Lomit.