The Surprising Sartorial Culture Of Congolese 'Sapeurs'
A sapeur poses for a photo while a crowd waits in line for a concert organized by KVV Mouzieto, an important sapeur who lives in Paris, to promote his first music album. The ministry of communication and many sapeurs were invited for the event.
National Geographic | Photograph by Pascal Maitre - All the city’s a catwalk for Kinshasa’s young sapeurs—fashionistas who here parade the Matonge neighborhood wearing haute couture. Fierce in self-expression, some spend most of their earnings on designer apparel.