Jaden Smith Opens Up About Wearing Skirts: 'I Don't See Man Clothes and Woman Clothes'
By Alex Ungerman
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Jaden Smith's fashion choices can't be put into a gender normative box.
The 17-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith explains his unique sense of style in the Spring/Summer issue of British GQ Style magazine, explaining that when it comes to gender norms, he's "never seen any distinction."
"I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms," the young artist says. "I feel like people don’t really get it. 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," he continues. "I just see scared people and comfortable people."
While Jaden doesn’t see gender when it comes to his bold fashion -- that has at times included traditionally "feminine" seeming clothing, such as skirts -- he does see it as one of the few dividing lines between himself and his 15-year-old sister, Willow, with whom Jaden shares a deep bond.
"I’d say it’s like full-on sibling brain connection," he tells the publication. "I’d say that she’s definitely the female version of me, one hundred per cent, in every single way. And I’d say I’m the male version of her."
However, as the interview continues, Jaden expresses loftier goals than just challenging gender paradigms.
"I’m really working towards just fixing the whole planet Earth," he says. "I really just want to create a utopia on this planet. I really want to make it so that people don’t have to die to pay bills and just work to survive. So that they can work to actually live and do the things that they love to do."