DRESS IN CONGO D.R.
Director(s): Karim MISKE – Writer(s): Karim MISKE Contact Print page
During the reign of the dictator Mobutu, people threw away the rags of colonialism and wore the abascost, THE anti-suit of all suits worn without a tie and held in contempt by white ruling class.
For each important event in the calendar, wearing a commemorative pagne is a must : for the visit of the Pope for ex., for Women’s Day, or for the Day of Independence.
In the Congo, the dress cult is a veritable religion that concerns everyone, even the evangelical pastors who don’t shrink from preaching abstinence dressed in out-priced suits.