Jaden Smith has an undeniably distinct and rather quirky sense of style, but when he decided to wear a Batman suit to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding last May, the world started taking note. Now, after a year of speculation, we have finally figured out why Jaden’s dress code was inspired by a superhero.
The Karate Kid actor clearly loves this Batman suit, because he even recycled it for prom, but the reason why he loves it is pretty interesting. Speaking during an interview with GQ magazine, Smith opened up about his decision to don a mask and cape and call it formal wear.
“I wore the Batman suit to heighten my experience at the wedding and prom, which was fun,” he said. “But also, at the wedding, I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so.”
And once you know who his style icons are, you might not be as surprised by his superhero ensembles.
“My style icons are Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Superman and Kanye West,” he told the mag.
Style means a lot to Smith. He feels that it’s an extension of his personality, in a sense, and a way of self-expression — which we think is pretty cool.
“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, but 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 every day,” he explained.