Fashion Designer icon and Chanel founder Karl Lagerfeld died Tuesday night, leaving behind a large fortune following his growing and pioneering businesses his pet cat, Choupette, could be all set to inherit part of the German-born designer’s reported $(Aus)270 million fortune.
Karl Lagerfeld, 85, had a special attachment with his pet, named Choupette – who has his very own unofficial blog and 164,000 followers on Instagram which is sure to grow at this point.
Both accounts are run by a fans of the late designer.
The designer famously and openly announced Choupette would inherit some of his fortune in an interview with Numero magazine last year.
“Among others, yes. Don’t worry, there is enough for everyone,” he told the magazine.
Mr Lagerfeld also his Siamese cat, who lived with him in Paris, was “spoilt”.
“She is spoilt, much more than a child could be,” he told the AP in 2013, revealing that he took her to the vet almost every 10 days.
Lagerfeld left many younger creators in the dust well into his 80s, turning out collections season after season for Fendi and his own label, as well as Chanel.
With his powdered white pony tail, black sunglasses and starched high-collared white shirts, Lagerfeld was as recognizable as his celebrity clients.