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.
Jong-il mode! I hope it’s nothing like Depeche Mode, ’cause those guys are like so 1987. But when all you’ve got going for you are the world’s fifth-largest army, near-constant power blackouts, and public executions, I guess you need some accomplishment to distinguish you from other Communist dictators. (After all, the Castros have cigars, and tobacco doesn’t grow worth spit in the DPRK, along with most other crops.) So get that fashion juche flowing!