What happened to Karl Lagerfeld's cat?

Choupette, whose owner Karl Lagerfeld died in February last year, gained a following in 2012 after her photo went viral online.
Choupette, whose owner Karl Lagerfeld died in February last year, gained a following in 2012 after her photo went viral online. PHOTO: CHOUPETTES DIARY/INSTAGRAM

PARIS • After Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld died last February at age 85, a rumour began to circulate: He had left his fortune and a large part of his worldly goods to his Birman cat, Choupette.

The estate has not been settled yet and Lagerfeld's team remains mum on the subject. But the public's concern for the desolate puss was genuine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2020, with the headline 'What happened to Karl Lagerfeld's cat?'. Subscribe