Lenny Kravitz at CMT Music Awards

Posted on June 07, 2013

We wouldn’t even dare attempt to critique Lenny’s style choices here.


Lenny Kravitz attends the 2013 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.

He’s Lenny. He’s sui generis. He’s sui Lennyris.

And unlike Johnny Depp, this kind of drag still works amazingly well for him. We wonder if he’ll ever really age out of it. We wonder if he’ll ever start aging at all.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • conniemd

    Are those snakeskin pants? He definitely looks hip and cool (and I’m not a Lenny Kravitz fan)

  • Rand Ortega

    He’s a ROCK STAR. A hot fucking rock star. No critique/explanation needed.
    ETA: I question his attending the event more than the outfit. He’s way too cool for that room.

    • Sobaika

      Right? What did they even talk about?

      • Rand Ortega

        Uh…guitars? I got nothin’.

        • P M

          Maybe he’s like me and just goes for the food 😀

    • MemHey

      You’d be surprised how much crossover there is. True musicians – good musicians – can appreciate and collaborate across superficial genres. Maybe he just wanted to play writer’s night at the Bluebird and this was part of the deal?

    • formerlyAnon

      Serious musicians (that are being genuine, not throwing attitude) can almost always find common ground. I know percussionists – it doesn’t matter what instrument a percussionist specializes in, they seem to be able to talk for hours about obscure percussion instruments they’ve seen, trying to describe what they sound like, what part of the world they’re found in, who makes the best ones, etc. (Also: who saw what obscure virtuoso/seminal figure/famous-but-dead-performer play, when and what the set list was. And how good or crappy the venue was. And how nobody can do that anymore, and who they played with and etc. etc.)

      Also, at the CMAs I bet they can gossip about the business side of things.

  • misstressofsylar

    Johnny Depp wishes he was this cool and amazing while putting on his bajillionth scarf and chain.

    • Domo_Konnichiwa

      If Johnny Depp is an elderly Gay wind chime, what is Lenny Kravitz?

      • Rand Ortega

        A hurricane.

      • Wendi126

        My second husband

        • H2olovngrl


        • lilyvonschtupp

          Step aside,honey. I spotted Romeo Blue first!

      • hughman

        A sexophone.

        • LambeeBaby

          a sex cymbal

      • A young gay windchime. Made of dead snakes.

        • Domo_Konnichiwa

          Were they sassy snakes, though? Those are the best kind of snakes.

      • misstressofsylar

        my future in law? i love Zoe!

      • sojourneryouth

        One of those useless beaded curtains that people hung in doorways in the Seventies. But SEXY.

    • Donna Tabor

      Aw, come on. I love that elderly gay wind chime.

    • sojourneryouth

      Although, it may very well be Lenny’s fault that EGW even started down this paisley road. Lenny is what EGW thinks he looks like in his head.

  • Nicholas

    Proof that men can be fierce as well.

  • AC Simons

    I don’t usually watch Oprah’s channel, but he did a really thoughtful interview on Master Class. He is who he is, and I like him. He’s sexy and smart.

    • andreawey

      AC, I agree, the intelligence looks as good on him as the leather!

    • iheartbuffy

      I was also exceedingly impressed with his acting job in The Hunger Games. Well-rounded man.

      • somebody blonde

        Wait, he was in the Hunger Games…? Somehow I failed to notice that…

        • MilaXX


          • somebody blonde

            You know, I noticed that I liked Cinna, but it didn’t even occur to me that Lenny Kravitz would be in a movie, so I didn’t make the connection. Kind of like seeing your teacher in a grocery store or something.

      • NC_Meg

        I was impressed with him in THG and in Precious. I didn’t know he was even in Precious until he showed up on screen so that was a nice surprise.

  • anotherkate

    I absolutely love his style. If anyone else put on that outfit they’d look like Stephen Tyler, but on Lenny it’s just so sexy.

  • thoroughlymodernmillie

    This man can wear whatever he wants. Preferably as little as necessary.

  • andreawey

    so right about the non-aging, he’s as hot as ever…… hubba hubba!

  • aeb1986

    the first picture i saw totally reminded me of the “elderly gay windchime” johnny depp post. that was gold.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Dayum, the man truly does not age!

  • lexilexi

    Hubba hubba.

  • dorothea_brooke

    I want his sunglasses and his scarf. I would say I want him, but I am so not worthy.

    • I’ve bought a couple of pieces of the assuit bi telli fabric his scarf is made of – none of them are as nice as this, so I suspect it is vintage.

      • dorothea_brooke

        It is gorgeous. On anyone else it would be trying too hard, but on him it is perfect.

  • iheartbuffy

    If only we could all look so fly in leather and snakeskin boots. At 49. That’s what Lenny is. The definition of fly.

    • marishka1

      Huh? Wha? How can he possibly be 49? (I know, I know, I remember his Romeo Blue days, which means I’m almost that age myself, but….dang! Most 30 year olds wish they looked that good!)

  • So. Fucking. Sexy.

    • iheartbuffy

      We again thank TLO for Sausage Friday. We are eternally grateful.

      • amen.

        • formerlyAnon

          As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. AMEN.

  • Julie Chase

    God, he’s magnificent.

  • hughman

    I’m a little distressed about his pant length and the fit of his jacket.


  • melanie0866

    Rock star, top to toe. Perfection.

    Was I the only one on the planet who didn’t know that he and Lisa Bonet were married and produced the LOVELY Zoe Kravitz? And that both Lenny and Lisa had one Jewish parent and one black parent? Whatever, that’s some powerful gene combination working in that family tree.

    • MilaXX

      oh gurl yes! Lenny was not a good hubby and cheated on Lisa something fierce. Singer Nena Cherry called him out in a song. TBH they did get married very young. Lenny is I believe second cousin t NBC weatherman Al Roker. His mother and Al are first cousins.

      Oh and IIRC to make the Depp connection even weirder. I believe he may have dated Vanessa Paridis before Johnny Depp.

      • Rand Ortega

        Roxie Roker shoutout! LB & LK used to hang out at several of the hot clubs in LA in the early ’90’s like Filthy’s, the Roxy & the Cathouse where I met them working on a Guns N Roses video. They were impossibly beautiful.

        • MilaXX

          yeah that was back in his Romeo Blue days.

  • throwaneyeonthis

    No matter the age, he will never be caught in mom jeans. And as Martha says, that is a good thing.

  • Carla_Charlton

    Don’t like the thumb ring, but doesn’t that seem like a small thing overall? I also have to add that he looks tiny.

    • MilaXX

      He is. I don’t care what his official bio says. I’ve been front row at his concerts when he came out to high five the audience. I’m 5’3″ and was wearing platforms and had no problem looking him in the eye. I give him 5’7″ or 8″ if I’m being generous.

      • Synnae

        I’m nearly 6’2″, he came to my shoulder so deffo only 5’7″ or around 1.70.

        That said, I love his style and I wouldn’t mind raiding his closet. All the Rick Owens that man owes!

  • Daisy Walker

    It’s because he still looks like he bathes. Elderly Gay Windchime, not so much.

    • filmcricket

      Also cuz he’s a rock star. It’s not fair, but the rules ARE different for them. Johnny, for all his side-project music stuff, is an actor first. But you’re right, it’s primarily the bathing thing.

      • Daisy Walker

        Right. I lurve me some Johnny, but really only Johnny’s characters. Real Life Johnny looks like unwashed hair and stale cigarettes. Prolly ’cause it’s too damn much trouble to take all that windchime shit off. Lenny’s look is much more streamlined.

      • RebeccaKW

        It’s like Prince. There is just something about them and their style that makes you applaud it instead of worry they have hit their head.

    • Little_Olive

      I was gonna say the exact same thing.

      Also, (i) hair. The ‘fro looks kempt and fluffy (no Sould Glo there!), whereas Elderly Gay Windchime carries a used floormop atop his head; (ii) looking awake -or at least, not recently awoken.

      • ItsDicey

        OMG, Soul Glo. Now that brings back some memories, though I never used it myself. No fro here.

  • majorbedhead

    Good god, I love that man. He makes my lady bits go all tingly.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    Y prefer Lenny the nurse!!! If you know what i’m talking about!

  • barbarienne

    He is Cinna! He can do no fashion wrong!

    • gabbilevy

      Seriously. He basically IS that character.

      • barbarienne

        Sometimes I hear of certain casting and think, “Holy crap, he/she was born to play that role.” Patrick Stewart as Professor X. Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. And yep, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. The role required someone who can be simultaneously theatrical and quiet, which is not easy to find.

        • filmcricket

          I had Daniel Sunjata in mind when I read the books, but Lenny really is perfect.

          • MilaXX

            oops double post

          • MilaXX

            I had Lenny or Keith Hamilton – Cobb in mind.

          • ItsDicey

            Oh yeahhhhhh! Haven’t see KHC in a while. He was the best (looking) character in Andromeda.

          • MilaXX

            I dunno. He was fine, but Andromeda had a very pretty cast.

          • ItsDicey

            Agreed, but he was pretty yummy.

  • NOLA_gal

    The magnificence of Lenny is undeniable. I was once giving a tour of historic New Orleans architecture in the French Quarter on a very hot summer morning, with a trail of clearly suffering tourists from Iowa or something, when Mr. Kravitz and his retinue came swaggering down the middle of the street (this was during his NOLA residency). Lenny was wearing a skin tight purple body suit with bell bottoms, platform boots and if I’m not mistaken, a boa. Full ‘fro and dinner plate sized sunglasses too. You could literally hear the Iowans’ jaws hit the pavement (which is none too sanitary) as the Kravitz posse strolled past us. “Who was THAT?!?” said the Iowans. “A local musician,” said I. Screw ’em; if they don’t recognize royalty when they see him, I don’t need to enlighten them.

    • Baditude

      As an Iowan, I feel obligated to say I would have been giving snaps of respect.

  • MaggieMae

    I’m a fan, no doubt. I do wonder though, how is it that Lenny comes off as sexy & cool, and not affected & full of himself?

    And, rawr, he looks like he is in really great shape.

  • Lily


  • Rhonda Shore

    He looks fab but i kinda hope they’re fake snakeskin pants…

  • Synnamin

    I just want to grab that scarf and drag him into my den. That is a very nice looking piece of man

  • Anniebet

    That scarf is genius…pulls the whole look together. Perfection on a stick.

    He’s approaching 50? No freaking way!

  • julnyes

    He is a rock star – they have different rules. Why is he at the CMTs?

    • MilaXX

      I guess Country music truly is crossing over. Nelly was there as well and he performed.

      • sekushinonyanko

        Nelly had an album called Country Grammar, hell he ought to count.

  • SpillinTea

    A shade from 50, and still shutting shit down better than any current rock”star”. Werk, Lenny!

  • NOLA_gal

    A world of YES.

  • bd73

    unlike johnny depp, this man is a rock star. head-to-toe legit.

  • MilaXX

    Loves me some Lenny!

  • 909girl601world

    Simply beautiful, he is. Yum!

  • Eclectic Mayhem


  • Mary229

    Yeah he pulls this off. So sexy.

  • prettybigkitty

    For a long time he was my celebrity crush. Half black, half jewish. . . .want more could you want? He can do EVERYTHING!

  • Laylalola

    Why was he there, though? Is he dating someone on the country music scene?

    • Fordzo

      He’s there to try and win back Nicole. Seriously, how do you go from Lenny Kravitz to Keith Urban?

  • Diego!

    He is a rock star, wearing a rock star outfit at the CMT Music Awards (?)

  • ashtangajunkie

    I will always love him. When I was in high school, my girlfriends and I had a silly scale for rating boys that we liked: they went from zero to Lenny. We did not hand out a ‘Lenny’ rating very often. Still don’t. *swoon*

    • Denise Alden

      Love “zero to Lenny”! That says it all, doesn’t it?

    • ItsDicey

      Zero to Lenny. I’m stealing that one.

  • Dancer

    Awesome assiut scarf!!! other than that its totally standard ‘rock star’ chic….

  • Janet B

    Love head to toe. He is very attractive and he knows how to dress himself.

  • jilly_d


  • Jaime

    Lenny is generally beyond critique. He just wakes up in the morning and rolls out of bed already full of awesome.

    I saw him at the HORDE festival back in 1996 – no, he DOESN’T age.

  • formerlyAnon

    Talk about good genes. Plus exercise and some good fashion sense.

    (I find it depressing that I am very little older than he is and IF I ever had that much game, it’s decades past. *sigh*)

  • minnye

    Freaking delicious.

  • I was just thinking how Kravitz pulls his personal style off so much better than Depp does as I was scrolling down. To be fair, Lenny’s always had more rugged features than Johnny, which lets him pull these looks out without looking like he’s a butch hippie drag queen.

    • Fordzo

      Not to mention that all of Lenny’s teeth are the same color, and he appears clean. Also, LK’s clothes are impeccably tailored. The fit of that jacket is amazing.

  • imakeart

    Definition of a rock star, if you ask me!

  • Fordzo

    None of this pleases me. Take it all off and go put on my bed sheets.

  • ItsDicey

    Even Jimmy Kimmel called him a beautiful man. Yes. Yes, he is. I’m done here.

  • quiltrx

    Like I’ve said before…he will NEVER stop dressing like this until the day we ALL stop wanting to screw his brains out. Which is probably never.

  • MandyM

    I think he must be an alien. Or maybe a robot. He doesn’t age at all. This is pretty standard for him but it’s super fly as always.

    • siriuslover

      He does live in the Capitol after all… 😉

  • lobsterlen

    Last week I saw him in person having brunch in West Chester. Sat next to him. Had an excellent view. In case you are curious he ordered a chocolate Belgian waffle. My son and I debated if it was him because he looks even younger in person. My son made the positive ID based on tattoos and he was wearing Raf Simons t-shirt. This not in the least bit of an exaggeration Lenny looks about 30 in person.
    The entire discussion in the car home was Lenny should do more acting. He would make a far more believable action hero than Liam Nielsen and Tom Cruise because he looks so young, cool and fit.

    • Iroqhard

      I wholeheartedly endorse this idea. I still haven’t seen The Hunger Games (I KNOW), but he is by far the most attractive and interesting thing in the trailers. Ever since he cut off his dreads, he has been sexy as hell to me. I refuse to believe he is older than 35. REFUSE. He can wear all the rock and roll tight pants and flowy scarves he wants.
      Why couldn’t they have cast him as Stacey Jaxx in Rock of Ages?? He would’ve been so much better than ol’ Tom. Although I believe Tom as a haggard has been rock star. Lenny does NOT look haggard at all.

  • Angelfood

    He’s so yummy.

  • silaria

    I really, REALLY hope he’s wearing gold eyeliner under those shades.

  • maggiemaybe


  • lilyvonschtupp

    You know the awesome part about him is? He’ll be 60 and still look that hot.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Those lips! I will always love Lenny.

  • Lenny is an enigma. A beautiful enigma. His clothes look rich; they seem to fit well (can’t tell for sure with the scarf). He’s a full time rock star.

    Only certain people can dress a certain way. For instance, Jimi Hendrix could wear long fringe on his jacket sleeves. Anyone else looked ridiculous in long fringe, except for maybe Roger Daltry. Lenny can wear anything. Fortunately, he has a great fashion sense, so he doesn’t invite criticism.

    Don’t get me started on Johnny Depp. I’d like to see his real face that always hides behind makeup. I don’t think he accepts parts unless they require makeup. He once appeared to be unique and bold. Now he’s boring.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    Not too shabby for a guy who’s nearly 50! Most of his contemporaries don’t look half as good (Sean Penn). And, even though this look is his schtick, he has toned it back to be a sleeker kind of snakeskin.

  • Crow Winters

    Beautiful man. Shame his music sucks.

  • AnnPopovic

    Gah! That right there is an invitation to TOUCH. *sigh*. Yum!

  • MannahattaMamma

    Maybe it’s my own increasing age, but this picture is the first time that I thought OH MY GOODNESS LENNY KRAVITZ. Whew. It’s warm in here, darlings, warm warm warm.

  • Christiane Truelove

    I truly NEED that assuit scarf.

  • librarygrrl64

    Never change, Lenny, never change.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    lick. lick lick lick. I can’t help it.

  • Stacy Feng

    Unlike Johnny Depp, Lenny’s clothes actually fit.