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Lenny Kravitz, 60 years old in 6 cornerstones of his characteristic look

Let's take note of it immediately: May 26th Lenny Kravitz turns 60. And let's get to grips with the fact that, compared to his debut on the scene in the '80s, he is not alone unchanged, but which is also absolutely immutable.

Lenny Kravitz in 1990. Photo Getty

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Alien, divine, trashy? Simply Lenny, who would almost be a euphemism to define as a “style icon”. menswear» (awarded, among other things, as Fashion Icon at the CFDA Fashion Awards 2022). That strange phenomenon happens in him by which he manages to be 100% (as they would once have said) macho precisely by virtue of his wardrobe genderless, adopted decades before it became fashionable. After all, we are talking about someone who releases pheromones even through the screen.

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A bit' wild, a bit glamour, Lenny Kravitz's style is seamless. He has always worn the same type of look, off and on stage. He is the forerunner of those millennial sartorial powerhouses we know now, like Harry Styles and Timothée Chalamet. The American rock star feels so good about himself pretty much all the time that he looks phenomenal in his clothes. What would he have to change? Nothing.

Lenny Kravitz in 1992. Photo Getty

Lenny Kravitz in 1992. Photo Getty

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“I love fashion, I love playing with clothes,” she declared in a recent interview with People. “It's an outward expression of how you feel. I started playing in my mother's closet, and I'm still playing in her closet.” Instead, she declared a Number that since he was a child he has always liked clothes and that he has never been afraid to look different, often borrowing them mother's boas, her first source of inspirationand, of which he wore clothes and perfumes by Yves Saint Laurent, a particularly beloved designer (“Even today I feel that it matches well with my image and my personality”, he underlined). Precisely for the series of fragrances Y by Saint Laurent Beauté the rocker has been for several years global ambassador.

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But among his style masters there are also the Jackson Five and Miles Davis, married to his godmother, who the rocker says he always found interesting and incredibly elegant. From this combo of influences came what we could define as his characteristic style blues bohemian.

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Miles Davis. Getty photo

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While the release of his twelfth studio album is expected by the end of the year, Blue Electric Light, for Lenny Kravitz's sixtieth birthday we “summarized” him in 6 staples of his closet, forever and ever.

1. Shirt (unbuttoned)

Lenny Kravitz at Art Basel 2019. Photo Getty

Lenny Kravitz at Art Basel 2019. Photo Getty

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Let's start from two assumptions: when it comes to daring necklines, why should only women have fun? And then, an evergreen universal, that is, that what is beautiful shows itself. And it doesn't matter if the polls say that girls don't like him the man with the shirt unbuttoned and etiquette experts are horrified vest stretch on bare skin. Lenny Kravitz, the man who never buttoned a button, as always, turns everything upside down. And he really likes it. After all, his abs, granitic and sculpted over the decades, are a sexy UNESCO heritage site. And like any work of art worthy of the name, they are to be admired.

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His daughter Zoë also said this during the star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last March: «Being your daughter is one of the most incredible adventures of my life. We saw many things. I saw many things. But mostly I saw through your shirts. If it doesn't show your nipples, it's not a noteworthy shirt for my dad.”.

2. Stretch trousers

Lenny Kravitz at the 2022 Met Gala. Photo Getty

Lenny Kravitz at the 2022 Met Gala. Photo Getty

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Impossible to separate what the style has united, namely Lenny Kravitz with stretch trousers, often made of leather. A love so great that you can't do without it even in the gym. Last month the New York rock star posted a reel on Instagram in which, in the company of his personal trainer, he completed an abdominal exercise with the barbell. The video reached almost 6 million views within hours of release. In addition to the comments regarding the twenty-year-old physique of the sixty-year-old artist, what caught the eye was the fact that she trained in boots and Black leather trousers. Hard and pure. Faithful to the end workout to his style.

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Even when he played tricks on him, like when in 2015, during a concert in Stockholm, the leather pants they unstitched, clearly showing the international star's privates. Complete with piercings where the sun doesn't shine.

3. Sunglasses

Lenny Kravitz at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2024. Photo Getty

Lenny Kravitz at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2024. Photo Getty

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Other fashion signature of the New York rock star so much so that he seems strange when he isn't wearing them. Big size and of every shape and volume, there are countless sunglasses shown off by him over the decades. Just recently Lenny launched a capsule collection with Ray-ban Reverse which includes models with special concave lenses and his signature engraved on the left lens.

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The video of his hit is also unforgettable I Belong To You of 1998, and in particular the moment in which he biblically emerges from the sea like a hot Moses, drenched in salt water, showing off a soaked white shirt, chain choker and the essentials sunglasses. As ridiculous as it is bewitching. So much so that it doesn't make you think who would ever wear sunglasses immersed in the sea.

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4.Foulards and scarves

Lenny Kravitz in 1999. Photo Getty

Lenny Kravitz in 1999. Photo Getty

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For careful observers, the scarf it has always been the most important accessory in Kravitz's fashion arsenal; even when he wears suits smart casual or a fuchsia cashmere turtleneck, there is something around the neck to add a sinuous touch to the look. We cannot then forget the maxi scarf, brown and tricot, worn by the star in New York in 2018. A little bizarre, very Lenny.

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Perhaps his most viral moment ever, however unintentional: «I was going to the market to do some shopping. I didn't think anyone would take a picture of me. It has become a meme, the symbol and representation of cold. But I wasn't trying to create a fashion moments», he himself explained to People.

5.See-through tank tops

Lenny Kravitz at the 2022 Grammys. Photo Getty

Lenny Kravitz at the 2022 Grammys. Photo Getty

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The tank top (especially the fishnet one) for Lenny Kravitz it represents “the longest relationship of his life”, as his daughter Zoë has always stated in Hollywood. But if one has always had sculpted biceps and pectorals from Apollo, what shame would it be not to show them? The same goes for the unbuttoned shirt here. The singer has them and flaunts them memorably, in his everyday style and in his videos. We can only love fishnet tank tops.

6.Heavy (precious) artillery

Lenny Kravitz at the 2023 Oscars. Photo Getty

Lenny Kravitz at the 2023 Oscars. Photo Getty

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Among all the rock stars of yesterday and today, the one who, more than any other, is known for great predilection towards all kinds of jewellery It's Lenny Kravitz who boasts an extermination collection of piercings, silver rings, bracelets of all sorts and eye-catching necklaces in ethnic style.

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Not just jewels in the strict sense. Lenny Kravitz has also been a watch enthusiast since childhood, when he was fascinated by his father's chronographs and still appreciates their design today: in fact he loves collecting vintage models and has a particular predilection for those from the 60s and 70s. and also testimonial for the watchmaking house Jaeger-LeCoultre. One of his favorite timepieces from the brand is the Reverse which he wore to the 2023 Oscars.


Source: Vanity Fair

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