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Ozwald Boateng is the new couture king

By// Maureen Jenkins

At first glance, Ozwald Boateng appears to lead a lifestyle as charmed as the A-list celebrities who wear his exquisite suits. But the striking British designer’s newly released documentary, A Man’s Story, quickly debunks that image, instead offering an intimate look at his struggle to balance life, love and a storied fashion career.

The November 26 issue of JET magazine, on newsstands Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

The youngest — and first Black — tailor with a menswear shop on London’s legendary Savile Row, Boateng gave director Varon Bonicos unfiltered access to his life. Shooting was supposed to take three months; it lasted 12 years. Boateng was going through life challenges when filming began, including the aftermath of his divorce from his first wife and a bankruptcy. So Bonicos kept rolling.

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