Jaden Smith Wears Dress in Vogue Korea
Jaden Smith poses for Vogue Korea in women's clothing for their latest issue. The model/actor/occasional rapper shared a photo of the shoot on his Instagram and the spread later made its way on the web. In the Instagram picture, Jaden goes shirtless, wearing only a black skirt, accented by bright blue nail polish and a red flower. He continues to push the gender-neutral clothing trend. See pictures above and below. The photos were taken by Peter Ash Lee.
The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith is quickly becoming a cultural star. He was recently named as the new face of the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 women's collection. Pictures from the spread showed the 17-year-old wearing a skirt alongsidewith female models Jean Campbell, Sarah Brannon, and Rianne Van Rompaey in the SS16 Louis Vuitton ad campaign. He’s photographed by Bruce Weber sporting a beaded, fringe-lined top, black skirt, boots and slim-fitting leather jacket.
Smith has been known to wear women's clothing in the past. He stepped out in a black-and-white Topshop dress in April 2015. He posted the pic with the caption, "That Moment When Your Wearing A Dress With No Pants And You Swerve Way To Hard." Will and Jada are definitely two of the most progressive parents in Hollywood and have no problem with it. Comedian Lil Duval however shared his views on Jaden's unconventional style on Instagram recently and seems scared for future generations.
"Welcome to the future," he wrote. "Where humans are no longer considered male or female. We won't be tripping off gay anymore because sex won't exist. Hate it now but this is only a glimpse of what's to come. And just like everything else we hate we end up conforming. Kinda like we did with snapchat. Everybody hated it at first now we all ok wit it. Same with Instagram. Racism isn't what's winning. technology is #staywoke."
As GQ points out, gender-bending isn't new and has been in pop culture for years. The article uses David Bowie as the focal point of their argument and points out a lot of the hypocrisy of Jaden Smith naysayers who shun and ridicule the young star but celebrate the creativeness and provocativeness of the late pop-icon. What are your thoughts?
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