Karl Lagerfeld has grown a beard, but the fashion crowd is divided on his new look

Karl Lagerfeld has changed his signature aesthetic for the first time in 20 years. (Photo: Getty)
Karl Lagerfeld has changed his signature aesthetic for the first time in 20 years. (Photo: Getty)

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.

Yes, Lagerfeld debuted a (surprisingly) untamed beard at the Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2018 show as he grabbed a seat beside the likes of Robert Pattinson and Bella Hadid.

 

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:

One thing is for certain. Boys, the beard is back and more on trend than ever before.

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