Doja Cat actually dressed up as a cat for the 2023 Met Gala, and not just any cat but Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, Choupette! Her jewel-encrusted look was finished with a cat ear headpiece and a prosthetic feline nose. She paid a tribute to the late designer’s cat since the theme of this year’s event was ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’. Doja Cat’s look for the event was curated by stylist Brett Alan Nelson.
Lagerfeld adopted Choupette in 2011. The cat hilariously confirmed via an Instagram post that she would not be able to attend the event this year. “Many people invited me to walk the red carpet of the #METGALA2023 in tribute to Daddy, but we preferred to stay peacefully & cozy at home,” the post read. The post included photos of the lounging kitty.
The post added, “We pay tribute to my Daddy every day since his parting and we are very moved to see one more day dedicated to him.”
Fortunately, Choupette was there in spirit because of Doja Cat.
– Riya Sohini