- Doja Cat channeled Karl Lagerfeld’s well-known cat Choupette on the 2023 Met Gala.
- Her robe featured 350,000 silver and white beads and took greater than 5,000 hours to create.
- Doja Cat additionally wore prosthetics to channel Choupette on the purple carpet.
In an evening devoted to the legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, many questioned who — if anybody — would pay tribute to his well-known cat, Choupette, on the Met Gala purple carpet.
A couple of celebrities turned up paying tribute to the enduring feline, however true to her identify Doja Cat actually delivered.
Doja Cat and her stylist Brett Alan Nelson spent six months working with Fernando Garcia, Oscar de la Renta’s co-creative director, to create her customized feline-inspired ensemble.
“It is unnecessary for anybody to go as Karl’s cat greater than Doja Cat,” Alan Nelson instructed Vogue. “Oscar and Karl have been very shut, and the look feels very Oscar — but additionally like one thing Chanel might do at a couture present.”
Doja Cat’s look featured a shocking silver robe with a ruffled skirt and a hood with cat ears.
In line with Harper’s Bazaar, Doja Cat’s hand-beaded robe — which took greater than 5,000 hours to create — was made with 350,000 silver and white bugle beads.
Alan Nelson instructed Vogue that it was Doja Cat’s concept to put on prosthetics that helped channel Choupette on the purple carpet.
He mentioned that they did not need the prosthetics to make her ensemble “really feel like a fancy dress,” and labored with prosthetic artist Malina Stearns to create the right form.
“She’s not furry, however I had photographs of Choupette as references,” Stearns instructed Vogue.
Many hoped the well-known Choupette would make an look on Monday evening in honor of the theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence.” However in an Instagram publish on Monday, representatives for Choupette mentioned she “most popular to remain peacefully and comfortable at residence.”
“We pay tribute to my Daddy day-after-day since his parting and we’re very moved to see yet another day devoted to him,” the caption added.