The world of fashion can be a strange place. You can go to a fashion show and watch the outfits being strutted down the catwalk with nothing but confusion on your face. It even makes you wonder who could create such strange and beautiful designs. In some cases, the answer was Karl Lagerfeld, who was once recognised as the acclaimed creative director at Chanel. Recently, the fashion icon passed away at the age of 85, leaving the industry heartbroken and mourning the loss of such a legendary figure. Lagerfeld’s sudden loss has also left many wondering – what will happen to $200m fortune? Well it seems that Lagerfeld, who died without children, had already thought of this. And the answer is kind of amazing.
Karl Lagerfeld was a legend.
via: gettyChanging the face of fashion, he will always be remembered as a genius within his field.
He truly was an icon.
via: gettySomething that can never be questioned.
However, there was someone just as recognisable.You may find it hard to believe, but Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, is also a recognised figure within the fashion industry.
In fact, the cat is even on social media.
She even has a blog!
via: choupettesdiaryChoupette’s many antics are also heavily documented on her blog, which is run by digital marketing expert, Ashley Tschudin.
And it seems Choupette’s life isn’t going to change.
Because she may just be the heir to his fortune.Le Figaro, Choupette may be entitled to Lagerfeld’s fortune under German law.
Lagerfeld even spoken about the prospect during his lifetime.In 2015, Lagerfeld famously stated that his fluffy friend had “Her own little fortune, she’s an heiress."
Which just goes to show how much he loved this cat.And that wasn’t the only time he addressed the matter.
Because he spoke about it, quite a lot.In 2018, Lagerfeld addressed the matter again. His answer was “Among others, yes". Again implying that Choupette will receive some of the fortune, along with other loved ones.
Lagerfeld really loves his pet.In 2013, he even spoke about marrying the feline if it were legal. Not sure how I feel about that statement, but okay.
Here’s the direct quote if you don’t believe it.
via: getty"There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals. I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat."
As of yet, there is no word on who will care for Choupette.
Some believe it could be another one of Lagerfeld’s muses.
via: gettyMale model and muse, Brad Kroenig, has been rumoured to be getting the cat, along with his son Hudson, to whom Lagerfeld was godfather.
But how do you feel about Lagerfeld’s decision.I mean, it can’t be every day that such an amount of money if given to a cat, can it?
Well, turns out its more common than you may think.According to law expert, Debbie Ugbo, people leaving vast amounts of money to pets is actually pretty common.
However, there are some issues with this.In the UK, leaving money to pets isn’t that easy. As animals they cannot actually own money and therefore some precautions have to be taken.
As Ugbo explained:
But this can be rectified.
Most the time, the owner just wants to ensure the well-being of the pet.
And I’m sure that’s all Lagerfeld wanted.
And I’m sure many of Lagerfeld’s friends would be happy to have her.
Let’s hope she finds the home she deserves.
Karl Lagerfeld died on the 18th February.
via: gettyAt the age of 85, the fashion icon died due to complications with pancreatic cancer.
He will always be remembered by the industry.
via: gettyAs a ground-breaking member of the fashion world, it is safe to say that he will be remembered for years to come.