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Brussels’s Manneken-Pis Clothed by LaSalle College Students

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December 21, 2017

The most famous statue in Brussels, Manneken-Pis, received a new costume designed by Rudsak and made by LaSalle College students.

Located in the heart of Brussels, the Manneken-Pis (meaning “urinating boy”) received his first costume in 1698. Since then, he has worn no less than 984 costumes.

The statue depicting a little boy urinating into a fountain’s basin is regularly dressed to pay tribute to associations, events or characters.

Mannekin Pis dressed in costume made by LaSalle College Student

The 984th costume was donated by the City of Montreal to symbolize the friendship between the two cities. It was designed by the Quebec company Rudsak, and created by LaSalle College Fashion Design students.

The costume representing the 375th of Montreal was presented on December 9th. Mayor Valérie Plante delivered it in person to Philippe Close, mayor of Brussels, during an official ceremony in the Brussels City Hall.

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