The LOLAWOLF frontwoman is teaming up with the cosmetics brand for a social media collaboration.
Zoe Kravitz — whose fierce Yves Saint Laurent makeup look at the Met Ball on Monday night was her latest beauty coup — has been selected as the brand’s new U.S. muse.
Beginning in May, YSL Beauty is teaming up with the indie actor and musician on a social media collaboration. Set to debut across the brand’s channels as well as Kravtiz’s own social media platforms, the exclusive content will showcase Kravitz’s favorite makeup looks and tips.
“YSL has always been one of my favorite brands. Their ability to combine the chicest of style with a raw edge has always been to me one of the best ways to express yourself through fashion and beauty. Nothing is forced, nothing is fake, but everything is bold, strong, and unafraid,” said Kravitz in an official statement.
“As a YSL Beauty muse, Zoe represents the brand’s vision of beauty, appealing to women of all ethnicities to become empowered through style and beauty,” added Alexandre Choueiri, president of L’Oreal International Designer Collections Division.
As part of the partnership, Kravitz will also star in the cosmetic brand’s new video, “Before the Light.” The project, which will be filmed in Los Angeles on May 5, will showcase the transformative power of makeup for up-and-coming musicians around the world.
It’s the latest in a line of projects keeping Kravitz on her feet this summer; in addition to shooting the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet is also set to tour with her band, LOLAWOLF.
On May 2nd, Zoe attended ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She wore a Valentino dress and a mask from the Fall 2010 Haute Couture collection. I have added several high-quality photos in the gallery:
Last night, Zoe was seen on the set of “Big Little Lies” in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, she wasn’t with her well-known co-stars Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. Don’t forget she plays the role of Bonnie Carlson. I have two medium-quality photos in our gallery:
When Vincent N Roxxy writer-director Gary Michael Schultz was conceiving the characters for his latest movie, he had one person in mind to play his titular leading lady: Zoë Kravitz.
“She is just who I wanted,” he tells EW when the movie premiered earlier this month at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Seeing some of her early work, there’s something in her that is special. And the truth is, there’s just not enough great roles for women, period. So I wanted to explore that. I wanted to write something really dynamic for a woman, a really strong character.”
In the movie, Kravitz’s Roxxy, a rebellious punk rocker, is saved from a violent attack by Vincent, a small-town loner played by Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild). After Vincent’s family attempts an intervention on him at their family farm, he and Roxxy go on the run. They quickly discover, though, “a common history and realize that violence and rage is, for them, inescapable,” according to the movie’s official description.
Attracted to her character’s toughness, Kravitz tells EW there was another big draw for her. “It’s very rare to see a strong female character written for a brown girl where the story doesn’t revolve [around] the color of her skin, and the relationship between her and Vincent isn’t about it being an interracial relationship,” she explains. “And then the story takes such an interesting turn that kind of turns Roxxy into this incredible heroine — vigilante, really.”
Vincent N Roxxy also stars Emory Cohen (Brooklyn) and Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi. See the interview above with Kravitz and Schultz to learn which ’70s movies influenced him.
Zoe Kravitz is in early talks to co-star with Scarlett Johansson in the Sony Pictures comedy “Rock That Body.”
Lucia Aniello (“Broad City”) will direct the film and produce along with Paul W. Downs through their Paulilu banner with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky. Downs is also attached to star.
The script, which appeared on the 2015 Black List, was penned by Aniello and Downs, and acquired by Sony last summer following a competitive bidding war.
The film centers on five friends who rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally end up killing a male stripper.
A production start date has not been set yet by the studio, which declined to comment on the casting.
After her breakout role in the Showtime comedy “Californication,” Kravitz appeared in “X-Men: First Class.” She has since had strong supporting roles in the “Divergent” franchise and, most recently, as one of the muses in the Warner Bros. hit “Mad Max: Fury Road.” She recently wrapped filming on the HBO limited series “Little Big Lies” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.
She is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment.
Zoë Kravitz has an electric presence that you can feel before you see her. Her entrance at Black Market in New York City’s East Village on Tuesday evening, clad in a gorgeous black floor-length gown, was electric. I watched her weave her way through the premiere after party for her latest film, Vincent-N-Roxxy, at first stopping to hug Questlove (her self-described elected brother), who both scored the film and DJ’d the set for the party. She took moments to thank the many people in attendance, including the film’s antagonist Scott Mescudi (better known as Kid Cudi) and her co-star Emory Cohen. She hugged each of them, and she’d later hug me too. She’s gracious in a way that seems nearly impossible given her pedigree.
The daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, Zoë was perhaps predestined for success. But truthfully, she’s a queen of her own making. She’s been successful in her music career with the electropop outfit Lolawolf, as well as in her film career, which moves easily between the worlds of blockbuster and independent; Mad Max: Fury Road, Dope, and Allegiant are but a few of her most recent roles. In her latest, the indie thriller Vincent-N-Roxxy, directed by Gary Michael Schultz, she plays a wayward punk rocker whose history of violence mirrors that of mysterious stranger Vincent (Cohen). She was quoted recently saying that she’s done with playing the “quirky black girl,” and her emotionally raw performance as Roxxy more than underscores that sentiment. We caught up with Zoë to chat about the film, working with Kid Cudi, and getting behind Bernie Sanders.
In the film, Roxxy is sort of an antiheroine. Is she someone you identify with?
I think the idea of Roxxy is very much about the warrior we all have inside of us. She is an antihero in the way where she ends up going as a character is not necessarily her intentions or her initial path, but I think it’s really interesting to see the warrior that we all have inside of us, the hero that we all have inside, if we’re in the right circumstances we push to a certain limit, you know? Especially women. View More “Vincent N Roxxy” Interview !