Lenny Kravitz: Architect of Style

FLY AWAY. Whether it’s in music, fashion, design or family and love, Lenny Kravitz is a perfect amalgam of the soulful dude and the modern gentleman


Lenny Kravitz's signature on-stage look
Lenny Kravitz’s signature on-stage look


To say that Lenny Kravitz is a talented and prolific musician would be a massive understatement. His own musical style incorporates everything from rock and reggae to folk and blues, and he would often take on both lead and backing vocals for his recordings. And that’s on top of playing just about every instrument incorporated in his tracks.

In much the same way, describing Lenny Kravitz as multi-award-winning artist would also underplay his achievements. For one, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row for unforgettable songs like “American Woman” and “Again.” He has also won several MTV Video Music Awards, BRIT Awards and, several years ago, he was appointed Officer of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres—which solidified his place not only as an entertainer but also as a global cultural figure.


Lenny Kravitz' eclectic look with a touch of military styling
Lenny Kravitz’ eclectic look with a touch of military styling


And then there’s the fashion connection. Sure, unlike his role as Cinna in “The Hunger Games” (yes, he acts as well; and no, “The Hunger Games” is not his first movie) he hasn’t really dabbled in fashion yet. Although he has indicated an interest in one day creating his own clothing line, his current interest is in architecture and interior design, which has been manifested in Kravitz Design Inc. since 2003. Yet, this hasn’t stopped him from being regarded as quite the fashion icon.

His aesthetic is, in short, cosmopolitan, eclectic and really in-your-face. In fact, he’s just as memorable when donning a crisp blazer for his red-carpet appearances as he is while sporting his signature black leather jeans, slouchy reggae-style beanie (a nod to his Caribbean roots), and the ever-present aviator sunglasses. Naturally, this is the look most of his fans are familiar with—that of an incredible musician who, since the very beginning, has always carved his own path to success.