She was born the daughter of a global rock icon and a teenage television star, the product of a Vegas eloping and young, beautiful, famous people in love. Now she's 26 years old, and ready to define her name on her own terms—in fashion, in film, in music—and to step from behind the shadows of her famous parents.

Yet: As she takes on bigger roles in summer blockbusters and as her band Lolawolf rises to prominence, as she’s seen in more front rows and paparazzi snaps, as she parties with the likes of Drake, A$AP Rocky, and Alexander Wang, Complex April/May cover star Zoë Kravitz teeters precariously on the precipice of fame. And given her parents' legacies, she's gotta ask herself if she's ready for this. Does she want to grow into the life of an earth-shaking megacelebrity? Or recede back into the relatively quiet life of a perennial downtown cool-kid, with the slightly more terrestrial existence that comes with it?

Complex Style news editor Karizza Sanchez spent a recent morning in Williamsburg with Kravitz finding out whether Zoë has figured out those answers, while contributing photographer Christian Anwander captured the Mad Max star and Lolawolf singer wearing some very compelling, very literal, skin-tight bonds. Her hands might be tied, but it’s no secret that it’s Zoë Kravitz’s moment. The question is just how much she wants to give in, or let go.

 

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