Always Hot: The Libyan Dictator Look

“Where does this extraordinary individual get the ideas for his wardrobe? Does he have a team of designers back in Tripoli, working up the hundreds of bizarre looks required of a world leader on official business?” wonders Vanity Fair in this slideshow detailing the singular fashion of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.

VF was about a month ahead of the curve on this one–in fairness, who knew after 40 years, Qaddafi would actually show up to a U.N. meeting?–and it was an “online exclusive,” so you probably missed it. But while the Colonel is looking for a new place to tent, it’s really worth a look.

Also: his clothes aren’t the only thing that’s bizarre.