With the heavy metal remix of Nina Simone’s “I’m Feeling Fine” whaling overhead at today’s Calvin Klein Collection show, where Francisco Costa’s throng of ’90s redux models slithered by in bias-cut slip dresses, oversized dusters, and elevated club-kid flatforms, the vibe of the Spring collection spoke to one chicly dressed woman on the front row in particular.
Zoë Kravitz, the actress, musician, and rock ’n’ roll offspring of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, who quietly smoldered backstage in a steely floor-length satin gown from Klein’s Resort 2015 collection before the show, has been playing with a similar sense cool in her red carpet wardrobe of late.
Wearing only a smattering of minimalist jewelry and tattoos to accent her look, Kravitz is still able to make a big statement, a less-is-more design credo that aligns the brand and star in an unexpected way. It’s true, the tumble of waist-length braids she haphazardly scraped off her face to reveal her shaved head is a nice counterpoint to the languid gown. “People like to say that I have an ‘eclectic’ look, but there is a simplicity behind all of it,” Kravitz explains. “A white T-shirt is my favorite thing in my closet and I love the sleekness of Calvin Klein. When I think of Calvin Klein, I think Kate Moss in the ’90s, which was so effortless and beautiful.”
Her stylist Andrew Mukamal who has been working with the actress for two years now, pipes up, declaring that the duo rarely do fashion events, but the connection between Kravitz and Klein felt right. “Today’s look is a pretty major moment. I knew she was wearing it the minute we confirmed she was coming to this. The look has that kind of ease that I think she has and Calvin has,” he says.
Kravitz concedes that working with Mukamal has helped elevate her look considerably, and given her style direction beyond her off-duty uniform of chunky UNIF black ankle platform booties and all black. “Fashion for me is all about inspiration, so if I feel inspired by something in the moment, I’ll just throw something really strange on. And Andrew really helped me have a thought out idea of what I want to represent when it comes to style and fashion.” As they beamed at one another, she laughed, “You’ve helped me evolve into a lady!”
The actress can also thank her style-icon parents for passing along plenty of invaluable fashion advice, and her mom and dad’s distinctive early ’90s bohemian style still resonates today. “They’ve always been so confident. They wore certain clothes way before they were considered cool, and I think that’s what gave me the confidence to be okay with making mistakes, making an ass of myself,” she says. “When it comes to fashion, that’s what makes you progressive.”
Watch the Calvin Klein Collection Spring 2016 ready-to-wear show:
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