Details caught up with rocker Lenny Kravitz, who talked about not being black or white enough, that time Duke Ellington sang "Happy Birthday" to him and his supposed vow of celibacy until marriage. Oh, and his style -- he talked about that, too.
DETAILS: Your personal style has definitely evolved over the years. Do those old outfits make you cringe now?
Lenny Kravitz: I look back at some of those pictures and I'm like, "Wow, that was really crazy." I would try anything: furs, boas, platform boots. It's funny how you never think you're going to change. I met Mick Jagger at the beginning of my career and asked him, "Where's that outfit with the omega on it? Where's that cape?" He said, "I don't know. I think my daughter has it in her closet." I was so bummed. But now my daughter, Zoe, has a lot of my stuff. She took all my boas from the Mama Said era. They were in storage, and I yelled at her, "Don't steal my boas!" She laughed and said, "Those words would not come out of most fathers' mouths."
He describes himself as "old-school about the father-daughter thing," adding that 22-year-old Zoe is his best friend. Group "awww!" Oh, but also, he found out his pride and joy knew how to roll a joint "when she came of age."
And what of the skimpy outfits young Miss Kravitz wears on-screen, most notably in "X-Men: First Class"? Quoth dad:
She plays a superhero, so how bad can it be? I haven't seen the movie. I'm not a jealous dad at all. I trust her judgment. She's well equipped, and she needs to go out and do her own thing. She's seen enough and was loved enough by both her mom [Lisa Bonet] and me that she has made me proud on every account.
Zoe, herself, recently dished on her parents' sartorial sense to ASOS magazine. She remarked:
"I used to be a little embarrassed by how she and my dad would dress, but now I steal their clothes all the time. My dad has totally taken my Cat Stevens t-shirt, but it's OK, I have his Black Flag one and that's amazing. And my mum...There's this little vintage store where she lives in Topanga Canyon [California] called Hidden Treasures. It's just a local spot, but we've been living there forever, so my mum will often donate her stuff. She took a bunch of stuff down while I was away and I went there when I got back and bought five of her things. I got home and was like, 'I can't believe I just paid for you clothes!' Out of everything in the store, I'd bought my mother's things."
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