Jaden Smith, a.k.a. the child of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, is the first male personality to grace the cover of Nylon magazine. Jaden is the subject of a profile piece in the magazine, which characterizes him as "the most recognized actor-musician-designer-model-thinker-artist of his generation," or a true renaissance-teen, if you will.
Smith is a model, and the fashion magazine spread is full of the kid flashing many poses. One of his most notable exploits was modeling for Louis Vuitton's spring/summer ’16 womenswear campaign. When the campaign debuted earlier this year, Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière said Smith "represents a generation that has assimilated the codes of true freedom, one that is free of manifestos and questions about gender.”
The piece also touches on Smith's role in the Baz Luhrmann-directed Netflix series The Get Down, which is slated to release next month. Nelson George, a member of The Get Down writing team, told Nylon about the actor's tireless work ethic:
"He is very, very conscientious. When people’s energy is flagging, he’s the guy who says, ‘Hey, come on! Let’s do one more!’ That’s maybe a bit at odds with this artsy-fartsy guy that he projects.”
If you'd like a bit more about the rising star, head over to Nylon's website or pick up a copy of the August issue.