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Georges De Paris, Who Dressed US Presidents, Dies At 81

Georges de Paris, a tailor who dressed U.S. presidents, died Sunday at age 81.

By Leah Becerra | September 13, 2015

Georges de Paris was not your average tailor. And that's because some of his clientele were of the presidential variety.

The man who dressed U.S. presidents — from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama — died Sunday at 81. (Video via RT)

He was diagnosed with a brain tumor roughly two years ago, but that didn't stop him from working most of this year. (Video via Atena 3 Television)

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He once told The Washington Post: "I started because I wanted to wear nice clothes. That's all it was. ... Then I left my family for coming to America. I was homeless for nine months."

He might've been homeless in the U.S. in the 1950s, but by the end of his career, he was well known the world over — and so were his suits.

This video includes images by Cameron Nordholm / CC BY 2.0.

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