Being labeled a fashion icon when you’re a teenager is quite an accomplishment, and a lot of pressure, but Zoe Kravitz‘s superstar pedigree (her dad is rocker Lenny Kravitz, and her mom is 80s fashion hero, actress Lisa Bonet) has certainly helped.
The 22-year-old is often spotted sitting front row at Alexander Wang (she even appeared in ads for his T-shirt line) and Chanel shows, and Vera Wang has, once again, hired the budding actress and singer to be the face of her Princess perfumes.
Zoe is also featured in the Spring 2011 campaign for Eleven Paris (above). A good part of Zoe’s icon status comes from her ability to make both designer pieces and flea market finds look equally fresh.
Zoe was ready to take in the ready-to-wear at the Paris Chanel runway show back in October 2009. She arrived with an oversized printed coat, Ray-Bans, and a classic beret. At the after party for Erin Fetherston‘s Autumn/Winter 2009 show, Zoe showed off her inner flower child with a colorful off-the-shoulder frock. Her opaque striped tights toughened up the look.
The printed dress Zoe wore when she checked out the screening for The Mysteries of Pittsburgh in April 2009 could have looked quite dated if it wasn’t for some creative accessorizing. She was in full-on rocker mode, a la Kate Hudson‘s character from Almost Famous, sporting a camel coat as she strutted down the New York City streets later the same month, taking an otherwise typical t-shirt-and-jeans combo to the next level. Think she might be blasting some of dad’s tunes on her iPod?
Zoe’s casual-chic style was on full display in Soho a month later when she fearlessly paired black socks with platform heels (before it temporarily morphed from a fashion don’t, to all the rage). Pairing a red hoodie with a leopard-print blouse is an unexpected fusion, and that obvious rip mixed with a rolled hem on just one pant leg, is oddly intriguing. She mixed a vintage Brothers Johnson tee along with black knee-highs at last April’s Breaking Upwards premiere at the IFC Center in New York’s West Village.
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Her red carpet choices are usually a mix of quirky and sophisticated. Zoe rocked a copper number from Zac Posen‘s Fall 2010 collection at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Black and white looked novel at the Dita Von Teese Fragrance launch in London this past October. She chose an Alexander Wang For Gap sleek black-and-white gown for the 2010 Met Costume Institute Gala in May of last year. An interesting choice at such an extravagant event, but Zoe’s designer connection and her need to be an individual probably guided her decision. Zoe wore a strapless couture Alexis Mabille gown with a velvet accent for the 2010 Academy Awards.
Genetically speaking, she may be the perfect hybrid of rocker and hipster, but Zoe can take full credit for developing her own discerning style.