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No  He  Didn't... You  might  ask  why  Gaddafi  dressed  in  head-­to-­toe  purple  for  the  closing  session  of   an  African  leaders'  summit  in  Khartoum,  Sudan,  on  Jan.  24,  2006.  But  the  more  relevant   inquiry  is,  Why  didn't  he  go  velvet?  We  think  George  Costanza  would  agree.    At  DeoV,   images  evoke  of  a  constipated  Gadaffi  stuck  to  his  airplane  seat  awaiting  to  use  the  restroom  while  listening  to  Frankenstein  quotes.


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From  day  to  night Gaddafi  looks  like  he  is  ready  for  a  night  at  the  Roxbury  while  welcoming  french  president   Nicolas  Sarkozy  to  Tripol,  Libya,  on  July  25,  2007.  At  DeoV,  we  agree  with  the  International   Business  Times-­  reminiscent  of  John  Travolta  in  Saturday  Night  Fever.    Moammar  ruined   DQ\LGHDRIWKHVOLJKWHVWFRQVLGHUDWLRQRISUHVWLJHE\WRVVLQJD'XSDWWDRYHUKLVVKRXOGHU very  Fishy.


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Snuggie? We  don't  think  the  telemarketed,  wearable  blanket  was  for  sale  in  2004,  when  Gaddafi   took  a  stroll  with  his  then  Minister  of  Foreign  Affairs,  Abdurrahman  Mohamed  Shalgham.   But  this  outfit  did  make  Gaddafi  appear  to  be  a  fashion-­forward-­looking  leader.    At  DeoV,   we  are  unsure  if  Moammar  had  mistaken  himself  for  Benazir  Bhutto  or  Sonia  Gandhi  -­  no   offense  to  the  ladies.  As  for  royal  families  of  the  Arab  world,  even  they  would  reject  this   shawl  ensemble  on  any  given  male.


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The  Beat  of  His  Own  Drum Most  world  leaders  attend  major  summits  in  somber,  dark  suits.  But  being  unconstrained by  convention,  Gaddafi  went  white  on  black  for  a  group  photo  during  the  G-­8  summit  in   L'Aquila,  Italy,  on  July  10,  2009.  At  DeoV,  we  consider  this  a  stark  comparison  of  the   NRRNZKRZHDUVDFKLIIRQ.DIWDQOLNHJDUPHQWRYHUDVXLW"'DUWK9DGHU"


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Gadaffi Photo Album by DeoV