Entries in Chanel (3)


Designer Karl Lagerfeld Spoils Cat Choupette with Two Maids, iPad

Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- With that signature white coif and black sunglasses, the world knows designer Karl Lagerfeld as the force and face of the fashion house Chanel. But there’s a softer side to him. Behind that sometimes tough exterior, the designer is a hardcore cat lover.

Lagerfeld gushed about his precious feline, a Siamese cat named Choupette, in an interview with Women's Wear Daily, calling the kitten a “famous beauty” and a “kept woman.”

French model Baptiste Giabiconi asked Lagerfeld to babysit the feline for two weeks around Christmas, Lagerfeld told WWD, but Choupette was “too cute” so he “refused to give her back.”

Since then, the 9-month-old cat has become the apple of his eye and has been treated to a life of luxury. Lagerfeld has seen to it that Choupette is “beyond spoiled.”

The cat takes her meals at the table with him, sleeps under a pillow and plays with an iPad (so much for catnip and scratching posts). Lagerfeld tweeted a photo of Choupette playing with an iPad last month, with the caption, “iPet.”

That’s not all, though. The cat has two maids who tend to her night and day and document her daily life in a diary of sorts for Lagerfeld.

“When I am not there, the maids take down, in little books, everything she did, from what she ate, to how she behaved, if she was tired, and if she wasn’t sleeping,” he told WWD. “In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages. … I think it could be funny to make a little book of Choupette’s diary.”

Others have apparently taken a liking to Choupette. She now has a Twitter account of her own, @ChoupettesDiary, though it’s not verified, and “she” has been tweeting up a storm since Wednesday, starting with “I, Choupette, am Lagerfeld’s true muse,” and, “Chanel is my catnip. I dare u to look as cute rolling around in couture as I can.”

Another tweet reads: “In my 9 months I have pawed at more Chanel than most women will see in a lifetime. I bask in your envy.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radi


Brad Pitt Is the Face of Chanel No. 5

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Chanel has announced Brad Pitt as the newest model for their Chanel No. 5 perfume.  The Academy Award nominated star is now the first man to be named the face of the French-owned company’s top-selling perfume ad campaign.

Famous names like Nicole Kidman, Lauren Hutton and Audrey Tautou have also been the face of the iconic fashion house. Tautou even played the role of Founding Designer CoCo Chanel in the in the cinematic release CoCo Before Chanel.

Pitt, 48, is no stranger to being a model of perfection after becoming the first man to win “the sexiest man alive” title twice by People Magazine.

Chanel hasn’t released the details of the deal but reports say the ads will air overseas later this year.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Madonna Auctions Chanel Boots to Support Daughter's School

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Madonna has donated a pair of personally-worn and autographed Chanel boots to an online auction site, with proceeds going to New York City's LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, which her daughter Lourdes attends.  Other alumni of the famed performing arts school include Jennifer Aniston, Liza Minelli and Adrian Grenier.

The LaGuardia Benefit Auction, being held May 5-12 at, will help raise money so the school can make up for budget cuts in excess of $2.6 million, with more possible cuts on the horizon. Proceeds from Madonna’s boots, which have a starting bid of $1,000, will help support grants to the school’s many artistic studios, as well as tutoring, library upgrades, and after-school programs.

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