Fashion statement as public rebellion, the dazzling dandyism of Le SAPE (Society of Ambianceurs and Persons of Elegance) dates back to 1950s Congo and continues today, both in Africa and in the club scene of Paris. Sir Paul Smith dedicated his entire 2010 Spring women’s line upon the vibrant verve of the men’s movement captured brilliantly by photographer Deniele Tamagni in the new book The Gentleman of Bocongo. Available at Trolley Books of London.
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Source: The Fader