It's a cat's world: Grace Coddington for Balenciaga

Sorry, dog lovers. It's a cat's world right now. Karl Lagerfeld's one-year old Birman, Choupette, is dominating Twitter so hard she's sure to score a Whiskers endorsement deal any day.

And now comes Grace Coddington's drawings of her cat on a Balenciaga tote and two scarves. The American Vogue creative director has depicted Pumpkin dressed in Nicolas Ghesquière's greatest hits for the house from the last ten years.

The pet project is the cat lady's first bag collaboration, but not her first feline foray. In 2006, she came out with a book, The Catwalk Cats (Editions 7L), in which she documented a year in her fashionable life through the eyes of her furry friends.
Just like Momma Coddington, they can be seen coordinating shoots, getting haircuts and dining in Milan with all the other fashion cats.

For more than 20 years, the fashion powerhouses Grace Coddington and Didier Malige have lived together with a menagerie of incorrigible cats. This delightful, giftworthy book records their relationship through photographs (Malige's) and drawings (Coddington's) that document the couple's highly entertaining private and work lives through the eyes of their feline friends. These include Henri, an old-school, catnip-addicted, surfing chartreuse; his sister Coco, a couture-obsessed chartreuse on a sashimi diet; and her pal Baby, who doesn't quite share Coco's discipline, and will, sadly, never fit into a sample size. Then there's Puff, a mixed-up long-hair from Harlem whose curiosity--anyone for fortune-telling at Dave?--hasn't killed him yet; and finally Bart, the Persian youngster who would rather sit on the rooftop terrace than in the front row. The Catwalk Cats, a visual diary introduced by the irrepressible Puff, gives us a window into four madcap seasons in the life of this fabulous furry brigade, with sections devoted to the Collections, the Campaigns, and, of course, the Catfights. At once delightful and dishy, it is both a convincing argument for the fundamental similarities between felines and fashionistas and a moving meditation on love and life as a family.

It seems that Christobal Balenciaga at the age of six already dressed up cats...

The three Balenciaga items—Pumpkin Papier tote bag in ecru or pumpkin-orange canvas with black leather trim, two printed Pumpkin scarves in either silk or fringed wool and silk will be available at Balenciaga boutiques in New York and Los Angeles on Fashion's Night Out. And you can feel a little better about splurging because 20% of proceeds will go to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

Source: Hint Mag
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