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N-Korea shock: leader’s wife wears trousers

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his wife Ri Sol-Ju

Ri Sol-ju, the First Lady of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, has caused a stir among the strict regime by breaking convention and opting for a stylish trouser suit.

Former pop star sported the trouser suit during a visit to the Taedonggang tile factory in Pyongyang.

Most residents of the country only wear drab coloured Mao-style suits and North Korean women generally dress only in conservative skirts, reports Daily Mail.

Experts believe that North Korea leader’s permission to allow his wife wear trousers is a bid to create a more personable image than that of his late father.

Besides, this is not the first time the woman’s appearance causes a fuss beyond the country’s borders.

The stir comes just weeks after she was pictured with what looked like a super-costly Dior evening pouch.

It is unclear whether the bag is genuine or an imitation, but some South-Korea’s local newspapers report it costs 1.8 million won (£1,017) in Seoul.

Meanwhile, most of the country’s residents are facing financial difficulties that started off with major famine back in the 1990s.

It should be added that Kim and his bride reportedly first became romantically involved a decade ago, when he returned home from his studies at a private academy in Switzerland.

Back then, Kim’s late father was believed to have ordered him to end the relationship.

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