One of the designer's most important companions in later life was his Birman cat Choupette, who he has called his one true love and famously said he would marry if it were legal, has enjoyed a life of luxury and has made more than ?2.5million herself.
"She is the center of the world," Lagerfeld told The Cut in 2015. "If you saw her, you would understand. She is kind of Greta Garbo. There is something unforgettable about her, the way she moves, the way she plays. She's an inspiration for elegance. For attitude."
They not only shared meals but also a pillow, "which she spends her life licking." When not eating or sleeping, Choupette occupies herself with her own technology, which Lagerfeld said "she even knows how to use."
When asked if Choupette traveled in a private jet, Lagerfeld told the interviewer, "Yes, why not?"
She boasts her own bodyguard, personal chef and two maids who tend to her every need.
As Lagerfeld once said,"She has a strong personality. She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She doesn’t touch my food. She doesn’t want to eat on the floor. She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad.”
Choupette is something of a foodie. Each day, four different dishes are made up for her, including her choice of specialty dry food (eaten from a silver Goyard dish) as well as a little chicken p?té or croquettes with a turkey or fish sauce. Upon her private medical consultant's advice (the upscale Paris-based vet Dr Yola Horn) Choupette indulges in the occasional tiny spoonful of caviar or chicken en gelée with asparagus.