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Doja Cat transforms into Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette at the 2023 Met Gala

The Woman singer just paid the ultimate fashion tribute to Karl Lagerfeld's beloved pet

Doja Cat paid homage to the late designer's beloved pet
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: 2 May 2023
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Fashion rulebreaker Doja Cat sent us over the edge with her feline-inspired Met Gala look, and we reckon that the late Karl Lagerfeld would very much approve. True to trailblazer form, the international rapper and singer made a major statement at the ball, stepping out at the industry's biggest night of the calendar wearing a look that made us do a double take.

Doja Cat paid a super playful tribute to the iconic fashion designer's beloved pet Choupette. Iconic behaviour if ever we saw it.

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Doja Cat took the theme to the next level© Getty
Doja Cat took the theme to the next level

Karl was extremely dedicated to his blue-cream tortie Birman cat, and she even provided him with some major inspiration - still to this day Choupette's likeness is featured on a number of pieces by Karl Lagerfeld's eponymous label.

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Showing off her utmost dedication to the night's theme, Doja Cat donned a custom Oscar de la Renta ensemble which paid a direct homage to fashion's favourite feline. The 27-year-old wore a figure-hugging high-necked gown, adorned with the most exquisite embellishment. The lustrous white piece even featured quirky cat ear hood detailing alongside a frothy feather train. The star topped things off with dazzling accessories by Messika Jewellery.

Doja Cat paid homage to the late designer's beloved pet © Getty
Doja Cat paid homage to the late designer's beloved pet

The Say So singer also excelled in the beauty department, transforming into Choupette via a prosthetic tapered feline nose as well as super skinny elongated brows and, of course, a dramatic slick of cat eyeliner.

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Met Gala theme 2023

This year's ball was infused with the spirit of late Karl Lagerfeld's legacy. The dress code honoured the legendary German-born designer's unique creative perspective, presenting guests with the opportunity to honour and celebrate his exceptional back catalogue.

Coinciding with the opening of Costume Institute's 'Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty' exhibition, New York's iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors to a wave of head-turning ensembles that captured the essence of the designer's noteworthy career.

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