If you were one of the people who got invited to Kim Jong Il’s 69th birthday last Wednesday, you were probably a bit disappointed by his party favors this year. Instead of receiving a Seiko watch, a house, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, or Rolex, you Kim Jong Il got his guests fake Armani and Gucci suits. Kim Jong Il has bought his loyalty in the past by giving his officials luxury gifts. But with the down economy, he’s cut back this year by buying bulk amounts of counterfeit branded clothes from Beijing’s Silk Street market. I guess even the evil dictator can’t escape the recession.
Could this designer no-no stain Kim Jong Il’s reign as a fashion leader?