DICTATOR DIETS: Let Them Eat 'The Most Beautiful Piece of Chocolate Cake'

by Mui-Hai Chu

  Turner  wears   DRIES VAN NOTEN     coat.   PUIFORCAT     Etchea art deco 1937 tray.

Turner wears DRIES VAN NOTEN coat. PUIFORCAT Etchea art deco 1937 tray.

Idi Amin had up to 40 oranges a day to increase virility and called them “nature’s Viagra.”

  Dasha  wears   BALENCIAGA     sweater, shirt, pants, ring, and earrings and   WESTWARD\ LEANING     sunglasses.

Dasha wears BALENCIAGA sweater, shirt, pants, ring, and earrings and WESTWARD\ LEANING sunglasses.

Joseph Stalin loved the exoticism of bananas.

  Yoeil  wears   PRADA     jacket, shirt, and pants.   HANNIE DE JONG CASTELIJN     dining table and chair available at Amsterdam Modern,   L’OBJET    “ Perlée” white charger,   ROYAL COPENHAGEN     “Blue Fluted Plain” round bowl,   HEREND     “Fish Scale” dinner plate,   ROSENTHAL X VERSACE    “ Byzantine Dreams” salad plate.

Yoeil wears PRADA jacket, shirt, and pants. HANNIE DE JONG CASTELIJN dining table and chair available at Amsterdam Modern, L’OBJETPerlée” white charger, ROYAL COPENHAGEN “Blue Fluted Plain” round bowl, HEREND “Fish Scale” dinner plate, ROSENTHAL X VERSACE Byzantine Dreams” salad plate.

Donald Trump consumes large quantities of any junk food he can find but favorites are Filet-o-Fish, the Quarter Pounder, KFC, Diet Coke, and fries. Not pictured: the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake.

  Turner  wears   RAF SIMONS     blazer and gloves and his own jewelry.   ATE VAN APELDOORN     Simple Pine Table available at Amsterdam Modern,   BERNARDAUD     “Grace” cream soup cup, saucer, and plate, and   HERMÈS     “Grand Attelage” gold plated spoon and knife.

Turner wears RAF SIMONS blazer and gloves and his own jewelry. ATE VAN APELDOORN Simple Pine Table available at Amsterdam Modern, BERNARDAUD “Grace” cream soup cup, saucer, and plate, and HERMÈS “Grand Attelage” gold plated spoon and knife.

Hitler suffered from chronic gas and indigestion. He was also afraid of being poisoned. By his late years, he only ate mashed potatoes and clear broth.

  Nya  wears   MIU MIU     coat,   CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN     shoes,   MODERN WEAVING     earrings, and stylist’s own tights.

Nya wears MIU MIU coat, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN shoes, MODERN WEAVING earrings, and stylist’s own tights.

Mao Zedong: “Starting a revolution isn’t like inviting people to dinner,” and, “You can’t be a revolutionary if you don’t eat chillies.” He loved a special fish from Wuhan, Hubei and it was carried in an oxygenated plastic bag over 600 miles.

  Jane  wears   Y/    PROJECT       dress and earrings available at Please Do Not Enter.   HERMÈS     “Bleus D’Ailleurs” presentation plate.

Jane wears Y/PROJECT dress and earrings available at Please Do Not Enter. HERMÈS “Bleus D’Ailleurs” presentation plate.

Napoleon ate chicken marengo for good luck during battle campaigns and it’s said that he didn’t eat this before the fateful Battle of Waterloo.

  Yoeli  wears   HERMÈS     jacket, pants, and shoes.   AMSTERDAM MODERN     “Breakfast in Bed” table available at Amsterdam Modern,   WATERFORD     “Lismore” diamond encore bowl, and   PROUNA     marble cereal bowl.

Yoeli wears HERMÈS jacket, pants, and shoes. AMSTERDAM MODERN “Breakfast in Bed” table available at Amsterdam Modern, WATERFORD “Lismore” diamond encore bowl, and PROUNA marble cereal bowl.

Saddam Hussein could devour a large Doritos bag in under 10 minutes according to guards, and never missed his Raisin Bran Crunch for brekkies.


Photographed by Keith Oshiro

Styled by Mui-Hai Chu

Styling Assistant Jake Harrison

Models: Turner Barbur at Vision Models LA, Nya Deng and Yoeil William at LA Models, Dasha Nguyen at Photogenics and Jane at Next Models.

Hair for Turner, Nya, and Dasha: Lauren Palmer Smith

Hair for Yoeil and Jane: Jason Murillo

Makeup: Jadyn Ngo