Kim Jong-il Declared a Fashion Icon

Posted on April 14, 2010

It’s not uncommon to view movie stars, basketball players, and models as fashion icons, especially considering that they can easily afford to look their very best.

It is, however, quite unusual to bestow the title of ‘fashion icon’ to an authority figure, let alone the world’s most brutal and nonconformist dictator. Yet according to the North Korean government, Kim Jong-il is exactly that—a fashion icon.

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A report released Wednesday, April 8, through North Korea’s communist-party newspaper Rodong Sinmun claimed that Kim Jong-il’s sense of style—including a zippered tunic, matching trousers, and, of course, the infamous sunglasses—is a “global fashion trend.” (Telegraph)

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Their exact statement was, “The Great General, who is always wearing the modest suit while working, leaves a deep impression on people’s mind. That is because his image as a great man is so outstanding.” (Newser)

Plus according to the report, an unidentified French fashion expert who backs their statement said, “[The] Kim Jong-il mode, which is now spreading expeditiously worldwide, is something unprecedented in the world’s history.” He basically made it sound as if the entire world’s fashion sense hovers around Jong-il’s unique albeit rather lackluster style.

The report goes on to declare, “People around the world are attracted to and following not only the jacket our Great Leader is wearing, but also his attitude, facial expressions, hand gestures, and even his handwriting.” (ABC News)

The report ends by proclaiming that Kim Jong-il’s zippered jacket is “the most valuable and noble item” in the world.

Someone be sure to forward this remarkable discovery to the likes of Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace, and Thomas Burberry. They obviously have much to learn from the “great general”! (sarcasm alert)

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14 comments
Ernest
Ernest

How glorious to rule your own country and force everyone to put up with your insane man-child persona. I wonder what majestic claim he will force on everyone next.

Pikminator
Pikminator

People are looking at Kim Jong-il, but I'm not sure if it's his wardrobe they're interested in

Alex
Alex

His last name is actually Kim...

Jan
Jan

The two guys behind him look like they're trying to stifle many giggles.

VBob
VBob

Ill. His last name is Il because this dummy seriously ILL! 4 real though!

Tams
Tams

Right.sucking up to their dictator so he won't shoot their asses.His 'fashion' sucks,and so does the government in north Korea.Go to hell Kim whatever the F**k your last name is.

JoBo
JoBo

like a boss

lalaGIRL
lalaGIRL

Wow... this will be the next new trends. I can't wait to see it in store. ^_^

Brian Why
Brian Why

So where can I get such an awesome suit here in the states?

Sara
Sara

Lol I love it!

naomi
naomi

haha agreed!