Dita Von Teese’s Cat Travels in Louis Vuitton

Dita Von Teese with her cat Aleister


updated 07/31/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 08/01/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

Dita Von Teese’s cat Aleister has style – and he doesn’t leave home without it.

“He has a Louis Vuitton carrier, which I had painted with my monogram,” the burlesque star tells TheJetSetPets.com. “He’s really smart and can unzip it. I have to watch him carefully. One time he popped out on the plane.”

The Devon Rex, who is about 7 years old, often travels with his equally stylish owner, and has even been known to quietly lie on her lap during flights.

“He’s always really been good with [traveling,]” she says. “[But] as soon as I open up his case, he wants to get out and explore.”

So, fellow travelers, brace yourself for an unexpected sight in the friendly skies. “[Aleister is] kind of unusual looking cat,” she says. “[Devon Rexes] have curly hair, wide-set eyes and they look like an alien.”

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