Why Jaden Smith Brings Former Locks to Met Gala 2017

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Every Met Gala makes the headlines, and this year’s high fashion event did not disappoint. Celebrities walked the red carpet in bold beauty looks but we have to talk about why Jaden Smith brings former locks as his date to this year’s gala.


Check out our top picks for the best looks for Met Gala 2017 here.



Smith is known for defying gender norms and his unique style. The young actor wore an all-black Louis Vuitton suit paired with black ankle boots, accessorized with teeth blings and two gold chain necklaces. But, probably the most interesting part of his outfit for the night was what he had in hand: his former dreadlocks!


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Jaden Smith Brings Former Locks

The 18-year-old Smith explained why he decided to bring his former dreadlocks as his date for the Met Gala in an interview with Vogue.


“Since I couldn’t bring my sister as a date, I brought my old hair.”


Now, isn’t that sweet? We just added an item on our siblings’ goals list. You go Jaden and Willow!


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Life in a Year

For an actor, it is important that you dedicate yourself to the craft. This is probably the reason why Jaden Smith parted ways with his dreadlocks, which have become his street style signature. We’ve seen the 18-year-old decorate his dreads with gleaming Cartier rings and piled them into a ponytail to match his sister’s on the red carpet in the past year.


A few weeks prior to the Met Gala 2017, Will Smith chopped Jaden’s hair for his newest project, “Life in a Year.” The dramatic haircut was also documented by Will Smith on his Facebook account.


BIG chop ✂

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Jaden’s new project co-stars Cara Delevingne, who also shaved her head for the role. You can read about Delevingne’s new looks and how the model and actress redefines beauty standards here.


So, what do you think about the reason why Jaden Smith brings former locks to the red carpet?


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