Get The Look: Nelson Mandela

7.18.2013

By Julien Sauvalle

The former leader of South Africa celebrates his 95th birthday today

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Nelson Mandela was the first Black president elected in South Africa and goes down history as one of the most important fighters for the advancement of equal rights. The British daily The Independent listed him as a top gay icon, and over here we'd add "style icon" to his curriculum vitae: Mandela's incredible collection of printed shirts would make Tim Blanks blush.

Today also marks the release of the first teaser-trailer for Long Walk To Freedom, the much-anticipated biopic starring the incredible Idris Elba as Mandela. We smell Oscars!

Watch it below:

 

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