Among all the eccentric things that Jaden Smith does or says is wearing women’s clothing. Since 2013, the son of Will and Jada has been designing “gender-neutral tunics and skirts” for his clothing line, and then stepping out in skirts and dresses himself. In January, Smith became the face of Louis Vuitton’s latest womenswear campaign.
“I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms. I feel like people don’t really get it. I’m not saying that I get it, I’m just saying that I’ve never seen any distinction. I don’t see man clothes and woman clothes, I just see scared people and comfortable people.”
Smith’s past be-skirted outfits, including the dress he wore to prom with Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg, look pretty androgynous. And I’m definitely no fashion expert, but androgyny has been around as a style for a while now. So, if there’s anyone judging Smith and his choice of attire, they probably are a little “scared,” and probably didn’t realize how many people ignore gender norms in their fashion anyway.
Incidentally, Smith is wearing pants in the photo that GQ is previewing.
(via British GQ)