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Not only is Zoë cool, stylish, gor­geous, tal­ented and rid­ing a wave of suc­cess, dammit if she doesn’t also have A+ taste in com­pany — Tessa Thomp­son, Janelle Monáe and Ilana Glazer all re­cur on her In­sta. Past beaus have in­cluded Twin Shadow, Michael Fass

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on, Zoë has been in the as­cen­dant, film­ing roles in the Diver­gent se­ries, ap­pear­ing in smash-hit in­die movie Dope as the beau­ti­ful girl on the block, and be­ing cast in glam­orous com­pany along­side Abbey Lee and Rosie Hunt­ing­ton-white­ley as the im­pris­oned wives of a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic despot in Mad Max:

Fury Road.

The past year brought Zoë’s high­est-pro­file suc­cess to date, with a star­ring role in en­sem­ble se­ries Big Lit­tle Lies. If you haven’t watched it yet, turn off Stranger Things, put on your head­phones and FFS watch it — right now. It’s com­pletely binge-wor­thy and has proved to be por­ten­tous for its sen­si­tive de­pic­tion of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and sex­ual abuse, which feels so rel­e­vant at this mo­ment in time. Zoë’s role as Bon­nie, the younger sec­ond wife of Reese Wither­spoon’s ex, was a break­out one. (Fun fact: An­other of Zoë’s Big Lit­tle Lies co-stars, Ni­cole Kid­man, once dated Lenny.)

This year has also seen Zoë blos­som into a fully fledged fash­ion icon. Back in March, Vogue UK called it early and pub­lished a story ti­tled ‘Could Zoë Kravitz be the Best-dressed Girl of 2017?’ That was be­fore she de­buted a shaved head in April, then pulled off a head-turn­ing mo­ment at the Met Gala, where she was one of the big win­ners on a night no­to­ri­ous for world-class at­ten­tion­seek­ing be­hav­iour. Bella Ha­did’s see-through body stock­ing faded into in­signif­i­cance next to Zoë’s pink satin Os­car de la Renta gown with real black roses clus­tered on the bodice and cape.

Zoë’s friend­ship with New York-based de­signer Alexan­der Wang has aligned her with the an­drog­y­nous street style of his la­bel, though she also shows more than oc­ca­sional flashes of the quirkier aes­thetic so of­ten as­so­ci­ated with her par­ents. A close re­la­tion­ship with stylist An­drew Muka­mal has seen her level of red-car­pet readi­ness reach new heights in re­cent years, with Vogue us­ing the term ‘grungy glam’ to de­scribe her per­sonal style, which con­sists of heavy metal jew­ellery, lots of denim, clompy shoes and over­sized coats, bro­ken up by fem­i­nine slips and sparkles, del­i­cate tat­toos (nearly 40 of them) and glow­ing makeup that errs on the side of nat­u­ral and pretty, with a slick of black eye­liner thrown in for good mea­sure. That in­cred­i­ble face does all the heavy lift­ing when it comes to beauty, but Zoë’s full brows keep it real, as does the fun she clearly has with chang­ing her look from one day to the next.

This di­ver­sity in Zoë’s per­sonal style and artistry ex­tends to her em­brace of so­cial is­sues. She has worked with Shine On Sierra Leone, a char­ity that aims to build more schools in the poor African coun­try, and Lu­mos, which ad­vo­cates for chil­dren in or­phan­ages world­wide. A scroll through her In­sta­gram yields re­cent posts on the plight of African ele­phants, anti-bul­ly­ing week, gun con­trol and the #takeaknee move­ment. De­spite speak­ing out against trolls in the past, she’ll of­ten wade into the com­ments and clap-back at those with views she dis­agrees with, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, whom she calls “racist” and “an ig­no­rant douchebag”.

This hon­esty is so re­fresh­ing in a time when celebs seem to care­fully mea­sure ev­ery mes­sage and out­fit for fear of caus­ing of­fence. And that’s why we love Zoë: for some­one with such an ex­tra­or­di­nary fam­ily, face and life, she just seems real.

Scenes from Zoë’s grid, in­clud­ing a mo­ment (above) with her “sweet­heart”,Big Lit­tle Liesco-star Reese.

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