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Jaden Smith Accessorized His Met Gala Look With His Own Cut-Off Dreadlocks

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Jaden Smith arrived at the Met Gala in head-to-toe black (very Comme des Garçons) and with a fistful of his own hair.

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

How did we get here? Last month, Will Smith chopped off his son’s blond dreadlocks and then posted the action to Instagram.


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Jaden apparently kept what came off to ensure he had the most avant-garde accessory on the red carpet. Either that, or he’s like all of us after a drastic haircut — frightened, broken, unsure — and is carrying it around as a safety blanket. Totally understandable.

Either way, fellow cool teen Lorde took to Twitter to endorse Jaden’s accessory with a solid weirdo history reference.