Jaden Smith Stars In Gender-Neutral Louis Vuitton Womenswear Campaign
Mom and dad might be mainstream Hollywood movie stars, but the Smith kids, Jaden and Willow, seem more like the offspring of an offbeat Manhattan art gallery owner/new age aficionado and a jet-setting Parisian fashion designer.
The teenage son and daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who are both musical artists, actors, and models, have become well-known for their eccentric social media diatribes, fashion choices, and (arguably) outlandishly mystical perspectives on life, the universe, and everything. In short, they take the word “alternative” to a whole new level—perhaps a whole new dimension.
But eccentricity (and great genes, for that matter) ultimately pays off, and Jaden is cashing in fabulously on his alternative appeal as the star of Louis Vuitton’s latest collection campaign. The most interesting thing about the campaign he’s part of: It’s for the spring/summer ’16 womenswear collection!
Posted on Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s Instagram page this weekend, two photos of the progressive upcoming advertising campaign (which also, by the way, features a virtual video game character in another advertisement) showcase the head-turning 17-year-old in leather jacket, white knit top, and print skirt from the luxury fashion house. This isn’t the first time Jaden has expressed his penchant for gender fluid and gender neutral fashion, however: In May 2015 the teen famously wore a black and white dress to Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg’s prom.
While this seems to be Jaden’s first official foray into high fashion modeling, it’s unlikely to be his last. As for little sister Willow? The emerging musician starred as one of the faces of Marc Jacobs’ autumn/winter campaign last year when she was only 14-years-old.
Even for a celebrity’s kid, that’s pretty impressive.
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