People, Apr. 5, 1971

Peking has known him as "the Great Helmsman" and "the Reddest Sun in the Hearts of the People." But even in the heart of the Forbidden City no one really pictured well-upholstered Mao Tse-tung as much of a clotheshorse. From afar, he looks different; London's influential Tailor and Cutter magazine has declared Mao one of the world's 100 best-dressed men and notes that the Mao jacket made him "the only statesman since Churchill to have created a fashion trend throughout the world." To compound the anti-imperialist's triumph in the ancient seat of empire,...

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