Jaden Smith is revealed as the new face of Louis Vuitton

The actor, musician and self-styled philosopher stars in the womenswear campaign

Jaden Smith has been revealed as the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear campaign.

The news was revealed by the fashion house’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, who posted pictures of the new shoot on Instagram last night (January 3). The pictures were shot by photographer Bruce Weber and show the 17-year-old in skirt, biker jacket and vest.

Smith, the 17-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, is well known for his frequently groundbreaking fashion choices and launched a clothing line, MSFTSrep, in 2015.

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Last month (December 2015), it was reported that he was also planning on publishing a book of essays. A source told US Weekly that: “Jaden sees himself as a modern-day prophet and is working on a collection of essays.

“They’re new takes on string theory and chaos theory, but more mystical. Jaden thinks he has spiritual ties to people in other dimensions and galaxies, and they are helping him write.”

Alongside his burgeoning model and publishing careers, 2016 will also see Smith returning to acting. The star, who is best known for his roles in The Karate Kid and After Earth is set to appear as ‘Dizzee’ Kipling in the much anticipated The Get Down, Netflix’s forthcoming music-driven drama series from Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann.