Jeg sysler med en sak om afrikanske monumenter av nyere dato, og i den anledning er Nord-Korea sterkt involvert. Er litt begrensa hva man kan finne på nettet om samarbeid mellom Nord-Korea og Afrika, men man dumper jo bort i mye annet oppsiktsvekkende. Blant annet følgende pressemelding fra AFP, sendt ut i forrige uke. Synes den er verdt et oppslag i seg selv – her er den engelske versjonen om the fashion vogue som sprer seg i internasjonal mote for tiden:
The trademark suit sported by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is now in fashion worldwide thanks to his greatness, Pyongyang’s official website said Wednesday.
Uriminzokkiri, quoting an article in communist party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, said the modest-looking suits have gripped people’s imagination and become a global vogue.
«The reason is that the august image of the Great General, who is always wearing the modest suit while working, leaves a deep impression on people’s mind in the world,» it said.
«To sum it up, that is because his image as a great man is so outstanding.»
The article quoted an unidentified French fashion expert as saying world fashion follows Kim Jong-Il’s style.
«Kim Jong-Il mode which is now spreading expeditiously worldwide is something unprecedented in the world’s history,» the stylist was quoted as saying.
The suits consist of an overall-style zipped-up tunic and matching trousers, usually in khaki or blueish-grey.
The 68-year-old leader wears them even when receiving foreign dignitaries.