Jared Leto dresses as Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette to 2023 Met Gala

Jared Leto cosplayed Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, at the 2023 Met Gala.

The “House of Gucci” star made his fifth appearance in a full fur suit, dressing as the late designer’s beloved cat Monday evening, themed to honor the legacy of Lagerfeld.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman — who is set to star in and produce a biopic of the late Chanel fashion designer — eventually removed the detachable head and was all smiles as he displayed the eerily-realistic costume of Lagerfeld’s famous Birman cat.

Chouppette was originally rumored to be making her own Met Gala debut but ultimately stayed home.

Leto, 51, later changed into a black ensemble, featuring a silver neckline. He paired the look with a black cape that showcased white shoulder pads.

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Jared Leto made his fifth appearance at the Met Gala in a full fur suit in honor of Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette.
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Jared Leto in cat costume
The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman had people guessing when he showed up in an eerily identical human-sized Choupette costume.
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The “Suicide Squad” star finished his second look off with black gloves and a smoky eye.

The multi-hyphenate wasn’t the only star to hit the carpet as the beloved feline.

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Doja Cat also made her debut wearing synthetics on her face to appear as feline-esk as possible.

At the 2022s Met Gala, Leto was mistaken for a “mystery man” on the carpet who was later revealed to be Fredrik Robertsson.

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Leto is set to star in a biopic of the late Chanel designer.
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Leto later made an outfit change.
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Robertsson, who wore a silver Iris Van Herpen jumpsuit with silver structured wings, was mistaken as a mysterious Leto before the “Fight Club” actor arrived with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, twinning in matching gold suits with red bowties.

On brand with Leto’s desire to bring shock value, Leto appeared on the carpet in 2019 accompanied by a severed head — that looked just like his own.

However, the actor seemed to lose his head just six months later.

Lagerfeld’s famous cat was rumored to be making a Met Gala appearance but has decided to stay behind.

In an interview with GQ in which the glossy asked where his creepy replica was, Leto said, “Honestly, I have no idea. I think someone may have stolen it. If anyone out there finds it, bring it in to your nearest Gucci store in exchange for a pair of dirty sneakers.”

As for the upcoming biopic, Leto told Deadline that Lagerfeld was an “inspiration” to the singer, calling him “a true polymath, an artist, an innovator, a leader and, most importantly, a kind man.”

Continuing, he said, “When we came together with the Karl Lagerfeld team, we immediately shared a creative vision of doing a respectful ode to Karl while pushing the artistic boundaries of what a biopic can be. I’m so grateful to Karo, Pier and Seb for allowing us to go on this journey together.”

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