Jaden Smith has never been one for adhering to red carpet tradition. The actor regularly breaks all the rules, wearing and doing whatever he wants to, including wearing a dress if the mood strikes him — a penchant which helped land him the role of the first man to star in Louis Vuitton’s womenswear ads wearing a skirt.
And Monday night’s Met Gala was no exception in terms of upending expected red carpet protocol. Though the Cool Teen™ kept his look super understated, we should have known he would arrive on the Met Gala red carpet making a major statement … this time in the form of carrying his own hair as a clutch.
For his outfit, Smith kept the look super simple, wearing a black overcoat, black T-shirt, black pants and black high-heeled boots with a smattering of silver chains around his neck. In other words, it was the perfect backdrop to really showcase his hair-turned-handbag. But Smith didn’t just rely on his own hair to pull together his ensemble; he tripled down on the unusual accessories, adding a metal grill full of gold diamonds and a pair of wireless speakers blasting music.
Jaden originally cut his hair back at the beginning of April, giving his father Will the honors of snipping off his blond, shoulder-length strands before buzzing it all of for a new role in the film Life in a Year (in which he stars in alongside another recently buzz cut star, Cara Delevingne). That means not only did he carry his own locks as a handbag, but he also had to have the foresight to save them all month to use for this precise occasion. That’s some serious dedication to a Met Gala moment.
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