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At the 2022 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, there were a lot of big looks on the red carpet. We’ve seen Crocs, oversized corsets and bodices. Everyone seemed to be attending their own very different event, in their own very different decade, but only a handful of people, in my humble opinion, actually looked like rock stars, and one of them was Lenny Kravitz.
It’s not his first rodeo. He’s been keeping the red carpet interesting since the ’90s. In 1997, he wore a fuzzy yellow hat with a leather coat, printed pants and sunglasses to the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, for example. Three years later, he wore flashy bell bottoms when he brought in his daughter, Zoë Kravitz, who looked cooler at 12 than most adults. Kravitz is also known for his sense of style off the red carpet. To this day, you can’t wear a big thick scarf and not think about him.
This year, when everyone seemed to be catching our eye with bright colors, wacky accessories and other outrageous stunts, Kravitz kept his cool in a sheer silver chainmail going out top by Natalia Fedner, who he wore with tight leather Saint Laurent pants and leather heeled ankle boots. As usual, he also accessorized with large bug-eyed sunglasses and at least six layered necklaces. Overall he looked comfortable and like himself. (The same could be said for fellow rock star and style icon, Joni Mitchell.) But he also seemed to embody the rock stars who came before him, like Prince. (And maybe Paris Hilton too.)
Rather than watch the ceremony, I’m now inspired to put on “Fly Away” and dance around my apartment, instead. Thanks Lenny.