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Meet the new Brad Goreski. Over the past year, the formerly prepped-out stylist has been growing out his facial hair, unbuttoning his buttoned-up suits and ditching his signature bow ties for a look that's less schoolboy and more all-out hunk. It's a gradual, yet pretty astounding transformation given how iconic his previous style had become.

Goreski entered our worlds in 2008 when he joined the cast of The Rachel Zoe Project. At the time, Brad was never without a bow-tie, in fact, along with dark-rimmed glasses, the accessory became one of his signatures. In his first Bravo interview, Brad described his style as, "preppy, nerdy chic," saying, "I love wearing bow ties for no particular reason."

Something started to change in Brad's Brad World over the summer. He experimented with a bare-face, no-glasses look. He took selfies shirtless, showing off a (newly?) ripped midsection. He grew facial hair. Now, you won't see Brad wearing a bow tie of any sort; in fact, the outfit above was what he decided to wear to the Kate Spade NYFW presentation on Friday. After the jump, relive the Brad of old and see just how much he's changed.


Brad and Rachel Zoe at New York Fashion Week in 2009. Image via Getty.


At the GLAAD Media Awards in 2010. Image via Getty.


At an event in June of 2012. Image via Getty.


At Fashion Week this time last year. Image via Getty.


Partying it up in June. Image via Brad Goreski/Instagram.

Hello Brad's abs! Image via Brad Goreski/Instagram.

Sprouting a beard! Image via Brad Goreski/Instagram.


In July. Image via Brad Goreski/Instagram.


By the pool in France. Image via Brad Goreski/Instagram.

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