Gallery: Mandela the fashion icon

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  1. Nelson Mandelas shirts enjoyed a global stage. Picture: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Files
  2. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy with Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in February 2008. Picture: REUTERS/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool/Files
  3. Nelson Mandela and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe talk in Zimbabwe in May, 1997. Picture: REUTERS/Howard Burditt/Files
  4. Mandela chats with David Beckham, captain of the England soccer team in Johannesburg, in 2003. Picture: REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya/Files
  5. British model Naomi Campbell, Nelson Mandela and behind from left, top models Erin OConnor, Kate Moss and Elle McPherson in Barcelona in 2001. Picture: REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino
  6. Designer Sonwabile Ndamase shakes hands with his most famous customer, wearing one of his stylish Madiba shirts. Picture: Supplied
  7. The 46664 brand was launched at SA Fashion Week in 2011. Photo: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo
  8. The 46664 brand was launched at SA Fashion Week in 2011. Photo: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo
  9. Mandela wore a shirt designed by Desre Buirski at his historic meeting with Betsie Verwoerd, widow of Dr Hendrik Verwoerd. Picture: AFP
 

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