Being a woman dandy in Kinshasa
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The woman competing with Kinshasa's male sapeurs

Congolese dandies, or sapeurs as they are known, have gained a global reputation for their flamboyant fashion style.

But Barbara Yves, a resident of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, says you do not have to be a man to join the Society of Ambience-Makers and Elegant People.

Being a dandy, she says, is in her blood.

Video journalist: Horaci Garcia

  • 04 Oct 2016
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