It’s official: Karl Lagerfeld has switched up his world-renowned aesthetic for the first time in two decades.
The mastermind at the helm of Chanel and Fendi may be famous for his penchant for motorcycle-inspired gloves, a peppered white ponytail, and tinted sunnies, but the fashion mogul surprised the front row with a new accessory earlier this week.
And it was close friend and journalist Suzy Menkes who alerted the fashion world to his transformation as she joked: “So KARL has an exciting new facial accessory. But TRAGICALLY I cannot copy it…”
But his look has divided the internet, as fashion followers took to Twitter to debate his latest accessory:
I’ve just saw Karl Lagerfeld w/ beard, am I the only one who’s freakin out?
— XimenaDcs (@ximedcs) January 21, 2018
Karl Lagerfeld is sporting a beard that makes me worry , he looks so much older with it #Chanel
— Bustelo Babe☕ (@LaDolceAbdel) January 21, 2018
OMG. Karl Lagerfeld has succumbed to the beard craze, he’s now sporting a beard as snow colored as his hair. #PFW
— George (@GML07) January 20, 2018
We’ve reached Peak Beard with Karl Lagerfeld. There’s nowhere else to go. Good day to you. pic.twitter.com/Jpgw9fyyVe
— Holly Roberts (@hollydroberts) January 20, 2018
karl lagerfeld growing out his beard he look like goth santa claus pic.twitter.com/6kt4DCONN5
— pharrell’s junebug (@angelAmyV) January 21, 2018
One thing is for certain. Boys, the beard is back and more on trend than ever before.
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