Jaden Smith has conquered more careers in his 17 years than most of us will have a go at in a lifetime, but now, the middle Smith sibling has landed a major fashion gig, and we so should have seen it coming.
After a lot of speculation (clue number one), Instagram finally confirmed that Louis Vuitton had landed Jaden as the face of their SS16 womenswear campaign, and we LOVE it. In fact, it was Creative Director Nicholas Ghesquiere who broke the news, with two shots from the upcoming campaign by Bruce Weber.
In the campaign, Jaden serves up style inspiration for every cool girl AND guy for 2016, wearing a leather jacket, fringed top and a black and white skirt (this is womenswear) from the spring/ summer collection.
When the fashion world is going gaga for gender-fluid and transgender models, as well as designing agender collections to suit androgynous styles rather than biological sex, it’s no wonder we’re seeing such a shake-up in fashion.
Andreja Pejic, Geena Rocero and Hari Nef are a new set of inspirational supers, with Alessandro Michele’s new vision at Gucci including a gender-blurring debut collection. Earlier this year, Acne announced that their face of AW15 was Creative Director Jonny Johansson’s 12-year-old son, dressed in pastel pink coats, blouses and heeled boots.
This isn’t the first time Jaden has gotten leggy with it, either: he’s been ditching trousers for for a while now (just like these men in skirts), and even wore a dress to prom with Amandla Stenberg. His craziest outfit to date? The Batman suit Jaden Smith he wore to Kim and Kanye’s uber-wedding. Now that’s a style statement.
Opting for minimal, urban separates in monochrome shades, Jaden Smith is a modern spokesperson for agender dressing, especially for a younger generation. Posting a picture in a Topshop dress with the caption ‘Went To Topshop To Buy Some Girl Clothes, I Mean ‘Clothes.’’. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.