Balenciaga's Pumpkin Papier tote (image courtesy of Fashionista)
The fashion world is going absolutely nuts for cats at the moment. And we’re loving it – though a little worried that we might be getting a crazy cat lady's reputation here at Grazia HQ! Obviously we love Choupette, the fash-cat that needs no introduction. We thought we were jealous of Choupette’s massive Twitter following and two personal maids, but now, with thanks to Grace Coddington, we’ve got a new kitty whose fabulous life we can envy.
A close up detail of Coddington's sketches of Pumpkin
Does Balenciaga create limited edition bags with drawings of your cat all over them? No us neither. The American Vogue super-stylist however teamed up with Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere to create $1000 canvas and leather Pumpkin Papier tote, decorated in Coddington’s drawings of her cat, Pumpkin modelling key Balenciaga looks from the last ten years! We’re both impressed at Grace’s drawing skills and Pumpkin’s natural flare for modelling. What a dream team! Our personal favorourite look is Pumkin donnning a puffy sleeved floral frock from spring summer 2008! And what sweetens the deal even more is that 20% of the proceeds go to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. Cats helping cats how ideal!
We’ve heard that Choupette has signed up with a modelling agency, and has already appeared in magazine shoots for i-D and V Magazine, so our thoughts are that Pumpkin and Choupette could pair up in a fashion cat dream-team for some quality autumn winter editorial! We're waiting on the edge of our seats!