Obituary: Georges de Paris, tailor to nine US presidents

27 September 2015 - 02:00 By The Daily Telegraph, London

Georges de Paris, who has died aged 81, was a one-time vagrant who became the "Tailor to the Presidents" - in a career spanning five decades he designed suits for every US head of state from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama. As the proprietor of his shop, "Georges de Paris, custom tailor", three blocks from the White House, he measured the inside leg of nine presidents, but in the '50s he had been a homeless Frenchman sleeping rough on the streets and, reportedly, bathing in the Potomac River.

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