Karl Lagerfeld Removes His Sunglasses (PHOTO)

If this isn't the sign of the apocalypse, we don't know what is.

Karl Lagerfeld took off his sunglasses.

You heard us correctly. The Kaiser, King of the Dark Shades (Anna Wintour being the Queen, of course), was seen in Saint Tropez without his signature black sunglasses as he shopped and dined with a friend.

With his eyes exposed, we can see the Chanel designer in a way we never could before. He looks a bit older, maybe even a bit vulnerable, but definitely more human.

It is, to say the least, a jarring sight.

Below, behold: Karl Lagerfeld sans sunnies.