When Cesil was around (in jail, then out) I got the impression Cesil was from central Africa originally. I recall he and Jeff conversing in Yoruba (a language from that area), and I'm pretty sure that is a language Jeff's portrayer, Sam Adegoke (sp?) speaks (the likely reason they dropped those scenes in). I have no way of knowing for sure, but perhaps his RL heritage inspired the costuming, and as usual Dynasty took it to an occasionally absurd degree. Monica's wardrobe pushes the envelope regularly, but she seems to land just on the correct side of avant garde. I'm not a fashion expert, but I've yet to see her in anything onscreen that I'd call 'regretable'. That might be the actress's input, or it might just be her place as a recurring player rather than contract cast. The stuff she's wearing in that photo above, however...well, as Karen Walker might say, "Oh, honeyyyyy…" If not for the context (Jeff and his mother beside her) I would not have recognized Monica, and I hope this isn't a preview of things to come once her mommy is around.