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Dictator Chic vs. Trump Taste

In 2006, British author Peter York wrote a book, Dictator Chic, in which he identified all the design characteristics that autocrats’ homes have in common: gaudy gold-detailing, faux 18th-century French furniture, buildings of ludicrous scale and more. As York writes, President Donald Trump’s Manhattan penthouse would fit right in. Here’s a closer look at the aesthetic style of dictator’s past—the glass and the marble, the mirrors and the self-portraits—and how Trump’s own style compares.

Politico: Dictator Chic
Published inTrump Dump


  1. Martin

    Don’t pick on him…. It is so easy to confuse a high price with style ;-)

  2. Sadly that link 404s now. Can’t find it via the search on their site either.

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