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Georges de Paris: Tailor who worked for many US presidents

The Washington tailor Georges de Paris, who would become outfitter to the city’s power brokers and political elite, liked to talk of a romance that brought him from Paris to Washington but left him disillusioned, broke and living in a park. He said his fortunes changed when a woman who worked at a men’s clothing store found him work as a tailor’s cutter. He saved his earnings to purchase a sewing machine and, eventually, open his own work space.

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