Georges de Paris, tailor to US presidents, dead at 81

French-born tailor Georges de Paris poses in front his small Washington, DC shop on September 30, 2002Georges de Paris, a French tailor who came to America and ended up broke and homeless before resurrecting his career to make suits for presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama, died Sunday. De Paris died in a hospice in Arlington, Virginia near the US capital after a long illness, a friend of his, Dimasito Pereira, told AFP. Another friend, Alain Trampoglieri, told AFP from France that de Paris had been diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago.

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