Lenny KravitzFashion icon status gets the recognition it deserves. On November 7, the Council of Fashion Designers of America will honor the let love speak artist with the prestigious Fashion Icon Award at the 2022 ceremony. He joins a long line of style stars, including past winners Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Pharrell Williams and more.
Since bursting onto the music scene in 1989, the Grammy winner has earned a reputation for his funky, eclectic style identity. With unbuttoned, plunging tops, skinny bell bottoms, metallic jumpsuits, bug-eyed sunglasses, fringe and feathers galore, Kravitz incorporated a glam rock aesthetic with a bohemian twist. The Saint Laurent ambassador even starred as fashion designer Cinna in the hunger games franchise.
Kravitz’s stage-worthy androgynous ensembles have placed him among the highest echelons of rock star style, among the likes of David Bowie, Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger.
Below, United States rounded up Kravitz’s most notable looks ahead of his CFDA Awards honor.
A master class in layering, Kravitz’s feather boa would go on to become a staple of the “Fly Away” singer’s signature style.
Posing in the California desert, Kravitz shone in a matching copper-metal ensemble, consisting of a button-up vest and skinny pants — a silhouette he still rocks today.
The “American Woman” artist wore a black crochet tank top and fitted leather pants for a walk on the beach.
Kravitz shone at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards in a shimmering metallic silver zip-up vest with a fuzzy collar and matching tight silver pants. The star teamed her look with platform boots, matching rhinestone encrusted cuffs on each wrist, a jeweled choker and mask-style sunglasses.
The “Are You Gonna Go My Way” musician wore printed pants and a long black trench coat to the 1997 Grammy Awards, paired with layered silver necklaces and sunglasses. But the heart of her ensemble was her fuzzy yellow bob.
Kravitz attended the 7th of 6th New York Fashion Show in 1998 wearing a brown leather and fur jacket, unbuttoned buttonless shirt with red vinyl pants, and white-framed sunglasses.
The entertainer wore a matching metallic silver ensemble from Anna Sui’s Spring/Summer 1999 collection with a floral pink Gucci Spring/Summer 1999 tank top by Tom Ford underneath at the Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 1999 show in New York City.
Kravitz attended an awards show in 1999 wearing his favorite bug-eyed sunglasses, a floral-print shearling jacket with distressed studded denim jeans.
The singer-songwriter stepped out in a Gucci print silk kimono paired with flared blue jeans in 2001. The entertainer finished the look with a pearl necklace and black sunglasses.
Kravitz attended the American Music Awards in a chainmail tank top under a distressed leather vest and matching pants with a feathered collar.
Kravitz attended the 2022 Grammy Awards wearing a rhodium-plated sheer silver chainmail top by the Ukrainian American designer Natalia Fednerblack leather pants and black leather high heel boots by Jordan Adoni in collaboration with West Hollywood’s Church shopwith layered silver necklaces and bug-eyed steam punk sunglasses to complete the look.
Leave it to Lenny to bring his rocker roots to the Met Gala, in his Chrome Hearts outfit featuring a sheer lace long sleeve top with a black cape, worn with high waisted leather pants and her must-have boots from Modern Vice.