Will Smith’s son Jaden, who has followed in his father’s footsteps as a musician and actor, has been known to take a risk when it comes to fashion, but clearly, the younger Smith simply does not care, as he recently went out and about in California wearing a dress.
The same day he was spotted breaking predefined gender stereotypes wearing a dress, he tweeted from his confirmed Twitter account about “That Moment” when you wear a dress with no pants and you “Swerve Way To Hard.”
That Moment When Your Wearing A Dress With No Pants And You Swerve Way To Hard.
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) April 9, 2015
As for the dress he wore, it appeared black and white, accompanied by a necklace of sorts as well as a backpack. The Daily Mail‘s celebrity oriented Twitter account tweeted a picture of Jaden in the dress, explaining that it was a “skirt” and that the young actor has confirmed that “he’s experimenting with” what has historically been considered women’s clothing.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) April 10, 2015
In regards to his son’s style preferences, Will told Esquire in an interview that his son “has refused to be a slave to money” and that he only owns one pair of shoes, three pairs of pants and five shirts. He explained that he respects his son’s minimalist tendencies as he expressed his belief that the “younger generation is less of an ownership generation, anyway.”
He has refused to be a slave to money. I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation, anyway. And it’s such an interesting thing to watch, because I came from a middle-class background, but, you know, our lights and gas would be cut off from not paying the bill. I grew up in a house where you would need the kerosene heaters in the winter in case the bills didn’t get paid. And he’s from the complete other end of the spectrum. And it’s so interesting to me that from growing up in that space, he could see the need for things in a way that he’s rejecting. He’s like, ‘I’m not gonna let myself need things in that way’—but I would like him to get another pair of shoes.
What are your thoughts of this viral photo of Jaden Smith in a dress?