Choupette — celebutante, philanthropist, and muse to designer Karl Lagerfeld — has landed the June cover of Vogue, ARTINFO has learned. Sources confirm the “daring” photos will feature "frisky but tasteful nudity.” The magazine's first feline cover was shot by Steven Meisel and styled by noted cat enthusiast Grace Coddington.
The news quashes rumors that cat actor and nightlife impresario Vito Vincent — star of the hit Broadway revival of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — was shortlisted for the cover. Earlier this month, however, incriminating Instagrams surfaced showing Vincent partying with Internet cat celebrity Maru, a mountain of catnip, and a harem of exotic shorthairs at Dubai hotspot Cavalli Club, causing insiders to whisper that his bad boy image wasn’t suitable for Vogue.
After catnipgate, our sources tell us Anna Wintour — who's said to be deciding between these two cover options — was desperate to woo Choupette. Initially, the Choupette camp declined Vogue’s offer, citing low readership of summer issues. But following heated negotiations with Wintour and Condé Nast editorial director Thomas J. Wallace, Choupette agreed to a summer cover on the condition that she would grace next year’s coveted September issue. It's expected Choupette will fete the good news tonight at Le Baron with her entourage Diane Kruger, ASAP Rocky, and Andre Leon Talley.
UPDATE: Choupette herself has just confirmed the rumor, tweeting: “Break out the Dom my darlings. Yourz Truly Will Be Sans Pantz on the cover of @voguemagazine.” To which we replied: "Happy April Fools' Day."