Jaden Smith has been announced as the new face of Louis Vuitton’s womenswear collection this week.
It is hard not to take notice of the shot below. As the only Black, male model appearing in the campaign, Jaden has created a much-needed discussion on diversity and gender-fluidity.
Willow Smith, Jaden’s younger sister praised her brother, posting the campaign photo on Instagram with the caption: “The more we start to realise that we are all the same and infinitely different at the same time, the more we begin to shed those expectations and live free to continue to uplift the essence of Earth.”
Jaden has been known for wearing women’s clothing in the past, stating that they aren’t women’s clothes, they are simply clothes.
It’s hard not to agree with his statement that clothes are just clothes. Whoever wants to wear it, should. Some have taken issue with this, but how is it harming anyone?
Jaden seems happy, and at 17 it’s an impressive win for him. I’m sure this career move won’t hinder him at all, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.
This is made even better for those who feel as though gender fluidity should be taken more seriously, as this puts the topic front and centre, just like Jaden in the campaign shots.
On the other hand, Louis Vuitton’s Series 4 Spring/Summer 2016 campaign seems to have started with a bang. Artistic Director, Nicolas Ghesquiere, has given us an outstanding womenswear collection full of lush prints, fabulous shoes and plenty of attitude.