Although there was a lot to look at over the May 2014 wedding weekend of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Jaden Smith managed to trump it all when he was photographed wearing a white Batman costume at the ceremony. He’s since become something of a style star, breaking gendered wardrobe rules by frequently wearing dresses and running around with It models like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin. Clearly Smith isn’t looking to follow a typical path, and we applaud that, but we’re still scratching our heads over that Batman look (which, by the way, he also wore to prom).
“I wore the Batman suit to heighten my experience at the wedding and prom which was fun, but also at the wedding I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so.”
It’s a sweet response, if also a little out there, as is his style. And we’ve got to give him props for being the only person to ever wear something that garnered more attention than the closely watched duds of West and Kardashian. Smith’s outfit choices may be extreme, but they serve as a great reminder for us all to take a few more fashion risks, no?
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Head to GQ to read the full interview. What are your thoughts on Jaden Smith’s quirky style? Sound off in the comments!