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Q:

Have your Foujitas come back from Japan?

Lasker:

No, they haven't come back, but they're there.

Q:

They have a museum there dedicated to him, do they not?

Lasker:

That's what I understand, yes. That's about all I can think of.

Q:

What about the Versailles Foundation?

Lasker:

Oh, the Versailles Foundation's done very well. Mrs. Berkson, Eleanor Lambert is a great friend of mine through all the year's that I've lived in New York, had she idea of having five French designers ask five American designers to show their clothes at Versailles at a gala evening in Versailles. Now, with much strum and drang, this finally got accomplished, and it took place on the 28th of November.

Q:

Why was it so difficult? The French government?

Lasker:

Well, it was difficult with the designers. The designers were all very competitive. It was run by Baroness de Rothschild, who is not always very well and is always very imperious, and there were great complications about who should sit where and who was coming from where, and -- but it took place and was absolutely a smash hit. The French designers, clothes were all right, but their showing of their clothes was not nearly as good as the Americans. The Americans' was much shorter, and they had Liza Minelli who kind of introduced the clothes and sang, and the French



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