These days, Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic look is as famous as his name. But the Chanel creative director has decided to switch things up a bit, debuting a beard at the Dior menswear show at Paris Fashion Week over the weekend.
This marks the first time that Lagerfeld has wavered from his uniform combo of a loose ponytail, sharp suit, leather gloves, and clean shave, in decades.
As you would expect, Twitter had a lot to say about it. The reactions are mixed, with many Lagerfeld fans struggling to get used to the change.
Karl Lagerfeld was spotted in Paris with a not-too-flattering beard. So maybe we shouldn't be taking him too seriously.
.@asktrier, I support you wearing sweatpants to work every day this week! pic.twitter.com/GSeSuGiER5— #Guncle Jon (@jongulick) January 22, 2018
The fact that Karl Lagerfeld
Now has a beard in 2018
Is so epic— AARONJULY (@aaronjuly) January 22, 2018
I've just saw Karl Lagerfeld w/ beard, am I the only one who's freakin out?— XimenaDcs (@ximedcs) January 21, 2018
Just when we thought we'd reached peak beard in 2017... 2018 came along.