Something Different: 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, who can be seen coordinating photo shoots and dining in Milan with all the other fashion cats.

The three Balenciaga items—Pumpkin Papier tote bag in ecru or pumpkin-orange canvas with black leather trim ($1,000), two printed Pumpkin scarves in either silk or fringed wool and silk ($395 and $495, respectively)—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.

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