Georges de Paris, presidential tailor, passes at age 81

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

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.

He was diagnosed with a brain tumor roughly two years ago, but that didn't stop him from working most of this year.

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.

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UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 04: Georges De Paris is interviewed by a Roll Call reporter about presidents he has clothed and the history of his business on 14th St., NW, December 04, 2008. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 04: Georges De Paris works in his custom tailor shop on 14th St., NW, December 04, 2008. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 04: Georges De Paris works in his custom tailor shop on 14th St., NW, December 04, 2008. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 04: Georges De Paris is photogrphed in his custom tailor shop on 14th St., NW, December 04, 2008. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 25: Tailor Georges De Paris in his shop at 650 14th St. NW. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 25: Tailor Georges De Paris in his shop at 650 14th St. NW. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 25: Tailor Georges De Paris in his shop at 650 14th St. NW. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 25: Tailor Georges De Paris in his shop at 650 14th St. NW. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
French-born Georges De Paris (R), who has been a tailor to every US President since Lyndon Johnson, is seen posing with US President George W. Bush in a picture on display in his small shop, a block from the White House 07 June, 2002 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, : French-born Georges De Paris (R), who has been a tailor to every US President since Lyndon Johnson, is seen posing with US President George W. Bush in a picture on display in his small shop, a block from the White House 07 June, 2002 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
French-born Georges De Paris, who has been a tailor to every US President since Lyndon Johnson, works out of his small shop a block from the White House 07 June, 2002 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, : French-born Georges De Paris, who has been a tailor to every US President since Lyndon Johnson, works out of his small shop a block from the White House 07 June, 2002 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, : French-born Georges De Paris, who has been a tailor to every US President since Lyndon Johnson, works out of his small shop a block from the White House 07 June, 2002 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, : French-born Georges De Paris, who has been a tailor to every US President since Lyndon Johnson, poses in his small shop, a block from the White House 07 June, 2002 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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