Russ: it’s a huge, huge, huge area. This is a kind of an interesting . It’s two bedroom, three bathrooms in this house. Actress, advocate and humanitarian, Tyson is renowned for her portrayals of strong characters on stage, screen and television. Perhaps best known for her double Emmy performance in the title role of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” Tyson was nominated for an Academy Award for “Sounder” and received her third Emmy Award for “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.” She was also Emmy nominated for her performances in “Roots,” “King,” “Sweet Justice,” “The Marva Collins Story” and “A Lesson Before Dying.” After a thirty year hiatus from the Broadway stage, she returned in 2013 as Mother Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” winning the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Actress in a Play. She is the recipient of countless awards including several NAACP Image Awards as well as the NAACP’s highest honor, the Spingarn Award.
History has shown that hunger for power goes hand in hand with sartorial obsessionBarack Obama, Kim Jong Il and Hamid Karzai have all been touted as style iconsLamb hats, elevated shoes and chunky knitwear among leaders’ unusual choicesShoes, suits, dresses and even hats have all become the obsessions of many of the people who have conquered if not the world, then at least parts of it.The link between style and global leaders is nothing new. As historical figures such as France’s Napoleon Bonaparte have shown, interest in fashion goes hand in hand with a hunger for power often with mixed results.Recently it was revealed that former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak had his name woven into the pinstripes of his immaculate suits, a sartorial touch that has probably endeared him even less to the people who have stripped him of power and put him on trial.Here we’ve put together a list of some of the powerful men and women of today who have chosen to cloak their naked political ambitions in outfits that have raised their profile as fashion icons and more often than not raised a few eyebrows.Barack ObamaBarack Obama’s presidency might be looking a bit frayed around the edges these days, but the commander in chief is still looking as dapper as ever in his sharply tailored suits. President is always going to enjoy a certain fashion kudos, but it’s hard to envision his defeated 2008 Republican rival John McCain being voted as Obama was in a 2009 survey more stylish than Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Daniel Craig.Hamid KarzaiHamid Karzai’s flowing cape and hat combo has remained unchanged since he was installed as president of Afghanistan nearly a decade ago.