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North Korea Gives Kim Jong-il New Bronze Jacket For Giant Statue

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Originally clad in a jacket, authorities seemingly concluded that an anorak was more fitting for their "Dear Leader".Photo: KYODO/REUTERS Follow Months after the dictator's death in December 2011 thousands of military and government officials gathered in central Pyongyang for the unveiling of a towering statue of the country's former leader. The Kim Jong-il statue was placed on Pyongyang's Mansudae Hill alongside a similar tribute to his father and North Korea's founder, Kim Il-sung, who ruled the country from 1948 until his death in 1994. But the designers of Kim Jong-il's bronze homage now appear to have modified their creation.

Some 110 black and white photographs on display are Lagerfeld and Roitfelds ode to the timeless fashion icon. Lagerfeld, creative director for Chanel, took the photos and Roitfeld, chief of CR Fashion Book and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, styled the celebrities. First in Tokyo in April, the exhibition has toured New York, Taipei, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, Sydney and Paris before heading to Seoul. It is associated with a book of the same name, published in March. The photos show a wide array of stars wearing the basic jacket. Korean sweetheart Song Hye-kyo, the only Korean in the project, wore the black jacket with a few cute brooches and sequined shorts.

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1 seller in outdoor winter wear. One photo widely circulated among South Korean Web users shows an entire line of students inside a classroom dressed in the same black North Face jacket. "The North Face jackets are kind of a uniform now," said 16-year-old Lee In-duk. "It became really popular since four, five years ago. In junior high school, I often saw bullies snatching the jackets." Lee, a high school junior, said he has heard of bullies forcing students to purchase the bullies' used jackets so they could then buy newer and more expensive ones. "It was common for kids to beg their parents, work part-time or save money to buy these jackets," he said.

Kim Jong-il goes casual: North Korea gives statue of late dear leader a makeover - by replacing suit jacket with an anorak

North Korea threatens to target 'sworn enemy the US' with third nuclear test and more rocket launches The statue's bizarre transformation was captured in two photographs taken by Japanese news agency Kyodo. The first image, taken in December last year, shows, Kim Jong-il's bronze frame wrapped in a stiff, almost knee-length jacket. The second photograph, taken on February 10 this year, shows the jacket has been replaced with an anorak. Former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who died in December 2011, in his jacket waving to members of the country's army North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (centre) inspecting the a navy unit in 2007, while wearing his jacket Kim Jong-il was famed for his affection for his trademark anorak, which he wore on numerous 'guidance visits' jual jaket jepang across the secretive and impoverished country. A tribute to Kim Jong-il, reportedly penned by the state-run Korean Central News Agency after his death, hailed the North Korean leader's 'threadbare and discoloured' parka as a 'symbol of revolution'.

In South Korea, North Face jackets tied to wave of bullying, theft

Canada Goose even has put a Korean-language menu on its website. North Face padded jackets became all the rage among teens three years ago, partly as a status symbol because they are so expensive. Now even more expensive brands such as Canada Goose and Moncler have overtaken them. But the brand is not popular in Canada. "Most Canadians don't wear Canada Goose jackets," said a Korean resident in Toronto.

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