July 6, 2016

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Jaden Smith Is 'Nylon' Magazine's First Solo Male Cover Star

Jesse John Jenkins for NYLON
Jesse John Jenkins for NYLON

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.

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