Karl Lagerfeld's pampered Choupette
may reign supreme as the most glamorous cat in fashion, but when it comes to canines, it's Marc Jacobs' bull terrier Neville who wears the crown.
She is a pampered princess who travels the globe in a private jet, flanked by her loyal bodyguard and two maids who tend to her every need. Her sapphire-blue eyes have inspired a Chanel haute couture collection, and she is a Twitter queen with over 40,000 followers. But then, it's no wonder life is fabulous when you're legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's beloved cat.
A new book, Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat, lifts a veil on the glamorous lifestyle of the couture kitty, with chapters on her diet, beauty, healthcare, and fashion tips. Written by Patrick Mauriès and Jean-Christophe Napias, the book features photographs taken by Lagerfeld himself, as well as Choupette's bodyguard and maid. Here CNN shares a selection of images of the pampered puss along with a peek into Choupette's refined lifestyle as detailed in the new book.
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Photograph by © Karl Lagerfeld
Commanding 196,000 Instagram followers
, Neville's inner circle includes top models like Christy Turlington, Karlie Kloss and Kendall Jenner, as well as Adriana Lima and Cara Delevingne.
He's graced the covers of Paper magazine
and Architectural Digest
, and spends much of his time flying (private, of course) between Marc's New York studio and various exotic locales.
Neville also finds time to give back, having used his platform to promote the Sato Project
, a charity that helps abandoned and abused dogs in Puerto Rico.
President Barack Obama runs down a White House hallway with the family's Portuguese water dog, Bo, on April 13, 2009. Bo was a gift from Sen. Ted Kennedy and his wife, Victoria, to the President's daughters, Sasha and Malia. Credit: The White House/Getty Images
And now the pooch the New York Times' T magazine dubbed "fashion's hardest working dog"
has his own book to boast about too.
"Neville Jacobs: I am Marc's Dog"
(Rizzoli) features an intimate look at Neville's life, from candid holiday snaps and quiet moments at home to his most memorable fashion shoots.
The book is written by Marc's studio manager, Nicolas Newbold (who took many of the photos, and owns Neville's best friend, the French bulldog Choo Choo Charlie).
It also features a touching foreword by Marc himself, who writes that Neville "fills my heart with the greatest happiness and joy, forever reminding me that pure goodness and true love really exist."