The Aristocats

A Birman kitten named Choupette is Karl Lagerfeld’s latest muse. But the Chanel Designer has never had a shortage of fabulous—and fiercely devoted—female companions.

by Virginie Mouzat

Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld

Photos: Super Linda

Chanel’s pride of cats strike a pose. Top row, from left: Jamie Bochert and Maïwenn Le Besco. Middle, from left: Virginie Viard, Inès de la Fressange, Amanda Harlech, and Marie-Louise de Clermont-Tonnerre. On floor, from left: Violette d’Urso and Laetitia Crahay. All wear their own clothing and accessories. Styled by Amanda Harlech.

Hair by Franco Gobbi at ArtList; makeup by Corinne Clanet for Chanel; manicures by Anny Errandonéa for Chanel. Fashion assistants: Jack Borkett, Rogelio Burgos.

Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld

Lagerfeld with his new feline friend.

Choupette readies for her moment in the spotlight.

Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld