© Karl Lagerfeld
© Karl Lagerfeld

Just in case you needed something to put your life into harsh perspective: it turns out a cat made more money than you last year. To be fair it wasn’t just any cat – it was the first-class flying, personal hotel-suite having, hand-maid owning feline muse of Karl Lagerfeld – Choupette. In a recent interview, Lagerfeld revealed that his pampered kitty doesn’t need his money for her fancy cuisine and expensive toys because she has single-handedly earned the big bucks in 2014 – by appearing in a mere two advertising campaigns.

“She did two jobs and made 3 million euros last year,” said Lagerfeld, who is still one of the wealthiest designers in the world. “One was for cars in Germany and the other was for a Japanese beauty product. I don’t allow her to do foodstuffs and things like this. She is too sophisticated for that.” The famous Siamese has been the subject of books, created her own beauty collection and “runs” an Instagram account with more than 52K followers, due in no small part to the intense doting of her 81-year-old owner.

Beauty collaboration with Shu Uemura

“She is like a human being… She is the centre of the world. 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.”