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We Chart Zoë Kravitz's Effortlessly Cool Style Evolution

From before she could walk, we chart the "High Fidelity" star's bohemian, edgy style.
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If you love style throwbacks like we do, especially some 90s style, and are looking for someone with a bohemian edge, we know just whose style evolution you'll love next. 

Though she has some pretty stylish parents to live up to, Zoë Kravitz has become the epitome of "cool girl chic" all on her own. From the introspective yogi Bonnie on Big Little Lies to High Fidelity's music know-it-all Rob, and even to the next "Catwoman," Zoë Kravitz has proven to be just as versatile on the red carpet as she is on screen.

As the face of YSL Beauté and the voice of the band Lolawolf, the multi-faceted star has also dominated the fashion world longer than we may have thought.  Kravitz's style has evolved with her age, yet it stays true to her bohemian spirit.

1989 Red Carpet Debut

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Proving that some people are just born with style, a one-year old Zoë Kravitz rocks an anklet and printed dress on the red carpet with mom Lisa Bonet and dad Lenny Kravitz. Lisa flashes a peace sign, a classic gesture Zoë has adopted for her own papparazzi moments today. 

 

1997 MTV Awards 

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If you thought being Lenny Kravitz's daughter was cool, imagine wearing matching leather jackets to the MTV Awards with him. It wouldn't be the last time Zoe Kravitz's style would take inspiration from one of her famous parents.

2000 Grammy Awards

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As Zoë and Lenny pose playfully for the cameras, I can't help but think that they could still rock those outfits today. Maybe for High Fidelity season 2? 

2004 New York Fashion Week

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For an early 2000s look, we're pretty sure Zoë's distressed denim and top that could double as a dress was considered fashionable at the time, and that's why Zoë will forever remain a style icon. 

2008 Met Gala 

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Bringing back a little art deco even before the 2013 Great Gatsby remake, Zoë shows off this fashion forward look at the Met Gala at the beginning of her career in media. 

2011 Premiere of X-Men: First Class 

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Zoë pairing a velvet slip with black boots to a movie premiere is just the kind of cool girl energy we now expect from the style icon. Yet a look we also have a feeling only Zoë could pull off.

2011 CFDA Awards

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2011 will now only be considered as "The Year Zoë Kravitz Had Bangs," despite all the other out-there trends and fads of the 2010s. Though it may be tough to imagine her with bangs now, Zoë pulled them off in a way so many of us could never, with killer Alexander Wang heels to boot.

2013 Night of Stars 

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2013 or 2020, Zoë knows how to pull off a sleek and stated all-black look that's never boring. Black is a mainstay of Zoë Kravitz's style, as it is for many New Yorkers.

2014 Guggenheim International Gala 

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Coordinating with the walls of the Guggenheim itself, this cream-coloured set is as elegant as it is edgy, and was a sign of Zoë's signature two-piece red carpet looks to come. 

2015 Cannes Film Festival

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Zoë channels her inner goddess in this flowy number for the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road at Cannes.  

2015 Met Gala 

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The same year that her parents took some iconic reunion pics, Zoë Kravitz appeared effortlessly cool in Alexander Wang at the 2015 Met Gala. 

2017 amfAR Event

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Zoë showed up in silver for a good cause at the amfAR gala while rocking her new blonde 'do, which would later would become a go-to look for her. 

2017 Street Style

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Before mustard became Instagram's favorite color, Zoë stepped out in Sies Marjan with a bag from always-chic designers at The Row.

2017 Vanity Fair Oscars

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Alongside a pink-haired Karl Glusman, Zoë brings seduction and a major hair moment to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2017. 

2018 Met Gala 

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Taking the Angelina Jolie leg to a whole new level, Zoë's lace number at the 2018 Met Gala was one for the Met Gala books. 

2018 Halloween

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Zoë Kravitz shows us how to have a cool girl Halloween with her creative, almost effortless "awakened vampire" costume. 

2019 Hulu Upfront

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Out and about promoting her new role as Rob in Hulu's remake of High Fidelity, nearly 20 years after her mom starred in the original film version, Zoë rocks the same effortlessly stylish aesthetic we see Rob inhibit, with a little less neon on screen. 

2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party 

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Zoë shows off her collection of tattoos in an 18-karat gold bra at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in 2019, in a look that could have been straight out of the '90s.

2019 Met Gala 

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Love is in the air; i.e., we heart Zoë's heart-shaped cut-out Saint Laurent moment. 

2019 Rehearsal Dinner

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Only Zoë Kravitz could make us want to wear bike shorts to our own rehearsal dinners. If only we could've been invited to this star-studded celebration in Paris. 

2019 Wedding

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While Zoë only publicly shared her wedding celebration photos at the beginning of the year, we still can't get enough of her effortlessly elegant Audrey Hepburn inspired gown or how happy she and Karl look. 

2020 SAG Awards

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Before the rest of 2020 took a bit of a nose dive, we were able to enjoy a stunning look from complete with on-trend opera-length gloves from Kravitz at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, sans social distancing. 

2020 BAFTA Awards 

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Clearly a fan of Saint Laurent, Zoë Kravitz stuns on another red carpet dressed by the edgy designer. 

2020 Street Style 

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While Zoë knows how to wow us on the red carpet, she can still capture our hearts casually strolling in athleisure with her hubby and her pup. 

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