Karl Lagerfeld left behind his beloved feline companion, Choupette Lagerfeld, who is potentially the world’s wealthiest cat with two helpers, an iPad, and flies via private jet… and now has his own line of clothes commemorating the death of his father, Karl in a collection called #RIP Daddy.
After a month of death of creative director of Chanel, (February 19), Choupette’s Diary—the social media persona chronicling the life of the feline—has reflected on what it’s like without his owner.
The account writes on Instagram: “Dear Dahhhlings, Following the recent loss of Daddy, I went into mourning. While this has been a heartbreaking time, you’ve flooded my DMs with love and support. Reading each message, I found my voice again, inspiring me to put my best paw forward with the commemorative ‘#RIPDaddy’ collection.”
The series, which is now available on www.choupettesdiary.shop, illustrates Lagerfeld as a Burmese cat, the same breed as Choupette. He is decked in his iconic sunglasses, collared shirt, and black tie, along with a veil quintessential of his cat.
The ‘RIP Daddy’ collection includes t-shirts, hoodies, phone cases, mugs, and diaries that all come branded with the drawing. The proceeds from select items of the collection will be donated to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, which advocates pet adoption, as well as aims to educate humans to be compassionate for animals.
“I chose this private non-profit organization because of their 40-year commitment to people helping animals and animals helping people,” writes Choupette’s Instagram account. “Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, their nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals.”
“Together, we will persevere. I ask that all humans show their support by shopping the collection… Then, wear and socially share the ‘RIP Daddy’ collection, tagging moi and using the hashtag ‘#RIPDaddy.’”