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46664 Debuts on the Runway

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela's clothing line 46664, named for his prison number and his charity, made its runway debut in Johannseburg yesterday. The AFP reports: "Many of the clothes used prints inspired by the loose shirts that Mandela himself wore after taking office in 1994 as South Africa's first black president. A few more muted pieces included slates and charcoals, but pink, green, orange and purple were the order of the day—whether in patchwork shorts for men or smartly tailored suits for women." Part of the proceeds from the sale of the clothing will go to benefit Mandela's HIV/AIDS charity. [AFP]