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The Inspiration Board: Kim Jong-Il

Somehow, the fashion interwebs are going gaga for improbable style icon Kim Jong-Il, as we explained yesterday. Frightening? Yes. Hilarious? Kind of. You have to wonder—think he was trying to look cool, or just fell into it? Those glasses seem pretty calculated, if you ask us. His style is certainly simple enough … it’s all about minimalism, if that’s your thing. Check out our product suggestions after the jump. Keep reading »

Meet Unlikely Fashion Icon, Kim Jong-II

Here’s how to make a fashion trend “happen” (not): A Communist party press release newspaper names the North Korean leader as a leading international fashion icon. Wha!? Known for his hyper-utilitarian grey uniform, we’re not sure how many folks are copping this trend, though it’s true that the military look is rather hot for spring. But if this unidentified French fashion expert quoted in the article, which recently ran in Rodung Sinmun, is to be believed–”Kim Jong-Il mode which is now spreading expeditiously worldwide is something unprecedented in the world’s history,”–well, who are we to argue? It is what it is. And just like fellow fashionista Anna Wintour, he does wear sunnies everywhere. Yeeps, we think Mobama better step up her game! [Telegraph] Keep reading »

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