Images courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld's iPhone
When Grazia met up with Karl Lagerfeld for a private audience in Paris last week (to discuss his gorgeous new cosmetics collection for Shu Uemura, Mon Shu Girl), it was the day after the designer’s 79th birthday.
So of course we wanted to know: what does Monsieur Lagerfeld get for his birthday? ‘Tons of flowers – beautiful flowers!’ Oh, and diamonds, obviously. He pointed to a sizable diamond flower brooch, pinned to his tie; ‘diamonds are not just a girl's best friend!’
He’s coy about revealing who gifted him the bling. Was it [Karl’s supermodel cat] Choupette? ‘No, no no! Choupette, she is an escort girl!’ he exclaims, implying the furry diva is more of a kept woman than a generous giver. And yet the designer is utterly besotted; ‘she’s beyond funny. She’s very beautiful - she’s like a powder puff!’
It turns out Choupette has, in fact, come up trumps for Karl’s big day ‘she got me a bottle of special Dom Perignon - very limited edition’ he beams, whipping out his iPhone (the cover is white with a black-silhouetted cartoon Karl, naturellement) scrolling down to a pic of the megastar moggy nuzzling the birthday bubbly. And the bottle’s label? Why it’s a fabulous photographic portrait of the pretty kitty herself. Choupette champagne? Purrrrfect.
To see exclusive images of Choupette from Karl Lagerfeld’s personal iPhone archives (including what Karl gave Choupette for her birthday!) and for our exclusive interview with the designer, buy Grazia’s new 306 page fashion special issue – out tomorrow!
Karl Lagerfeld’s new cosmetics collection for Shu Uemura, Mon Shu Girl, will go on sale exclusively in Selfridges from October 14th and will be available at www.shuuemura.co.uk and nationwide from October 28th