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Karl Lagerfeld's Song of His Cat, the Wonderful Choupette

The designer praised his cat so thoroughly in an interview, we decided to present it as a pop song.

Michael Leaverton  |  Apr 3rd 2015


You know we love Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s celebrated cat, who models and has a makeup line. We can’t say enough good things about her. Karl Lagerfeld can’t either. Karl Lagerfeld is the master of saying good things about Choupette. At the end of an interview with New York Magazine’s The Cut, the designer launched into nearly 600-word ode to his cat, extolling her virtues, proclaiming her magnificence, and comparing her to Greta Garbo. 


His passion was so intense, so melodic, and so crazy, we thought we’d present it to you in lyrical form, complete with a chorus. If you have the stomach for it, imagine Lagerfeld slow rapping the versus while Rihanna — wait, make it Beyonce — belts out the chorus. 


“The Center of the World,” by Karl Lagerfeld, as rapped to Amy Larocca of The Cut last week

It’s a miracle in the story

Choupette was not even given to me

Choupette belonged to a friend of mine 

Who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was away 

When he came back, he was told that Choupette would not return to him

 

She is the center of the world 

She is the center of the world 

She is the center of the woooooorld 

 

He got another cat who became fat 

And Choupette became the most famous cat in the world, and the richest

She did two jobs and made 3 million euros last year 

One was for cars in Germany and the other was for a Japanese beauty product

I don’t allow her to do foodstuffs and things like this. She’s too sophisticated for that

 

She is the center of the world 

She is the center of the world 

She is the center of the woooooorld 

 

She has something unique, she is like a human being

But the good thing is that she’s silent

You don’t have to discuss it

She hates other animals and she hates children

 

She is the center of the world

She is the center of the world

She is the center of the woooooorld

 

She stays always with me and she has two personal maids

They play with her; they have to take care of her beautiful white hair

The beauty treatments for her eyes, and they entertain her

If you saw her, you would understand

 

She is the center of the world 

She is the center of the world 

She is the center of the woooooorld 

 

She is kind of Greta Garbo

There is something unforgettable about her, the way she moves, the way she plays 

She’s an inspiration for elegance

For attitude


Well, that was lovely. The other day someone asked me about my cat and I said, “She’s great!” Man, I’m such a tool. 

Photos via Choupette’s Instagram

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