Trust a clever clogs university student to ask the probing questions we all want to know. And that’s exactly what went down at the Teen Vogue University talk with guest speaker Grace Coddington last weekend, according to our friends over at Fashionista. One ambitious student questioned U.S Vogue’s Creative Director on what it takes to become her assistant, and (probably to the disappointment of many an undergrad) the flame haired fashion legend spilled her insider secret: the key to getting along with Grace on the job isn’t a fashion degree but a love of cats. Yep that’s right, such is her love of her feline friends she not only designed a capsule collection for Balenciaga earlier this year featuring her cat Pumpkin, but it also impacts her hiring process at the American magazine. And we thought we were kitty crazy?
In fact, it juts us or has the whole world gone pretty cat obsessed of late? We’ve been fascinated by Kim Kardashian’s fluffy white cat Mercy, the Victoria, Victoria Beckham cat print ‘Patch Pocket Tunic’ was the second best-selling dress of the debut range in January this year, and let’s not forget Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s little princess who has an enviable number of twitter followers, her own maids and even her very own Grazia cover during London Fashion Week. What a lucky little kitty indeed!
We’ve put together a gallery of our favourite fash-cats, kitty tweeters and feline inspired buys available to buy online now. Get clickin’ folks!