Since completing his transition from international pariah
to statesman, Colonel Muammar Qaddafi—the longest-serving
leader in both Africa and the Arab world—has brought color
and his own eccentric panache to the drab circuit of international
summits and conferences. Drawing upon the influences of Lacroix,
Liberace, Phil Spector (for hair), Snoopy, and Idi Amin, Libya’s
leader—now in his 60s—is simply the most unabashed dresser on
the world stage. We pay homage to a sartorial genius of our time.
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Fashion is what really is at stakes in this crucial moment.
Qaddafi's wardrobe must be preserved, no matter the outcome
of the current dispute in Libya.