We’re not sure whether we have Grumpy Cat’s grimace, Choupette Lagerfeld’s mystique, or Charlotte Olympia’s Kitty flats to thank, but cats are having a major
moment right now.
Don’t get us wrong; felines have long been ruling the homes of some of the world’s chicest women for years. Grace Coddington’s obsession with her bundles of fluff even extends to her hiring process – reportedly, a fondness for cats is a must in future assistants. And who can forget Holly Golightly's long-suffering "Cat." But now, the next generation of editors, stylists, and bloggers are making cats cooler than ever.
From a fashion director to an angel investor helping create London’s first-ever cat café, we chat to five stylish women who are turning the cat-lady stereotype on its head.
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Photographed by Eva K. Salvi