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Jaden Smith Talks Gender Norms In New British GQ Interview

03/17/2016 03:24 EDT | Updated 03/18/2016 09:59 EDT

Arguably, not since the 1960s has wearing a miniskirt in North America caused such a stir.

Jaden Smith, who's been known to wear dresses and skirts, spoke to British GQ for their Spring/Summer issue (of which he covers) about why he rejects gender norms, especially when it comes to clothes.


"I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms. I feel like people don’t really get it," the 17-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith told the magazine. "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 gender fluid fashion was apparent when he accompanied actress and friend Amandla Stenberg to her prom in matching dresses last year.

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He has since been named the face of Louis Vuitton's womenswear line; a choice fully supported by his sister, Willow Smith.

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Smith's comments come as part of a larger gender fluid movement in fashion. Spanish-retailer, Zara, recently released a gender neutral line called "Ungendered" and model/actress Ruby Rose, who also identifies as gender fluid, gave us primer on what it all means. According to Rose, Smith's new role with Louis Vuitton has large implications. "It’s going to let people know they’re not different in a weird way; they’re different in a way that should be celebrated," she told The Cut earlier this year.

Maybe it's just part of growing up a Smith to subvert authority. In an interview with Gulf TV News, the Smith siblings question the origins of "rules."

"Who made all these rules? Who was here and who made all these rules because I'm equally as smart as them and I don't necessarily agree with all the rules that they established before we came into the picture," said Jaden.

So breaking fashion rules isn't the only thing on his radar:

Fingers crossed Rosetta Stone releases a Jaden language box set soon so we can all follow along.

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