Since her debut on the popular 80’s sitcom The Cosby Show and later the HBCU-based spinoff A Different World, Lisa Bonet has had the fashion industry in a chokehold with her risky yet slayable fashion choices. Though Denise Huxtable and Bonet are two different beings, the actress and her fictional character share their love of a free-spirited, eclectic wardrobe. Her iconic looks are the perfect marriage of bohemian chic and streetwear and have been the staple of her personal style. From her circle glasses and flowy maxi dresses to oversized blazers and hats on hats on hats.
With a layered pendant here, an embroidered jacket there, Bonet’s style is undeniably admirable. The Girls actress continues to inspire fashion trends today with loose fabrics, hair accessories, and looks to pull for any style inspo mood board from the many eras of her fashion sense from flower child to grunge to a hint of glam metallica. In fact, Bonet is so stylish that she inspired Beyoncé to dress up as her for her 2019 Halloween costume with twins Rumi and Sir Carter posing as double takes of baby Zoë Kravitz.
Take a walk down memory lane as we celebrate Monet’s dreamy, Coachella-perfect style moments throughout the years.
As the love of Lenny Kravitz, Lisa’s rocker chic style of jet black, bowler hats and fringe made for a fashionably cool couple.
A graffiti cap tops off a formal black tie ensemble for her typical rocker twist.
This rock goddess goes for the kill in a sexy sheer dress, top hat and her signature John Lennon-style specs.
As a mom, Bonet goes from goth girl to bohemian eclectic in a maxi skirt, silk tied top, and patchwork bag with little Zoe Kravitz as her date on the carpet.
It’s all peace and love with long locs and lovely printed patchwork for a 70s flair.
Later, the more mature Bonet rocks the carpet in a rendition of that sheer printed dress but covered in a vintage velvet coat. Love!
In 2003, her style takes an oriental turn in a traditional embroidered silk gown, now revealing a little more of her toned physique.
In 2011, Bonet shows she’s still got a penchant for sheer dresses but in a more refined way.
In 2012, she resurrects her tuxedo style with a topper again, only this time with a bit of an Annie Hall flair.
Bonet’s affinity for nostalgic rocker-style seeps through on the carpet in a blue velvet, long-sleeved gown at a Chanel pre-Oscar dinner in 2013 with her daughter Zoe, clad in the Parisian fashion house, herself.
This year’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party brought Bonet back into the spotlight in a sheer black gown, lace pumps, and a fur stole while her daughter takes on her tuxedo style.
Lisa Bonet’s all black look offers up some flare with feather adorned shoulders and a skirt with fringe benefits.
Bonet’s floor-length black eyelet dress is the perfect combination of edgy and chic.
Lisa put a little glamour into the mix with this plush fur stole and a shimmering cream dress.
Lisa Bonet stunned in this gorgeous Valentino gown at the 2015 Met Gala.