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Jaden Smith on style: 'I don't see man clothes and woman clothes'

"I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms," the actor said.

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Annie Martin
Jaden Smith at the New York premiere of The Divergent Series: Allegiant on Monday. The actor recently discussed gendered clothing with GQ Style U.K. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Jaden Smith at the New York premiere of "The Divergent Series: Allegiant" on Monday. The actor recently discussed gendered clothing with GQ Style U.K. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- Jaden Smith has never bought into the idea of men's and women's clothing.

The 17-year-old actor discussed his take on gendered clothing with GQ Style U.K. after landing a womenswear campaign with Louis Vuitton in January.

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"I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms. I feel like people don't really get it," the star said in the magazine's spring/summer issue.

"I'm not saying that I get it, I'm just saying that I've never seen any distinction," he explained. "I don't see man clothes and woman clothes. I just see scared people and comfortable people."

Smith wore a patterned skirt and leather jacket in Louis Vuitton's spring/summer women's campaign. The teenager is known for his sometimes-unconventional fashion choices, which have included dresses and a Batman costume.

"I'm just expressing how I feel inside, which is really no particular way because every day it changes how I feel about the world and myself," he told GQ in June.

"I like wearing super drapey things so I can feel as though I'm a superhero, but don't have to necessarily wear superhero costumes everyday," he added of his Batman suit.

Smith is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and brother to 15-year-old Willow Smith. The teenager will play Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling in new Netflix series The Get Down as he continues his goal of building a utopia on Earth.

"I'm really working towards just fixing the whole planet Earth," he told GQ Style U.K. "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."

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