Karl Lagerfeld switches up legendary look for the first time in 20 years but the fashion crowd is divided

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
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 pony and tinted sunnies but the fashion mogul surprised the FROW with a new accessory earlier this week.

Yes, Lagerfeld debuted a (surprisingly) untamed beard at the Dior Homme AW18 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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