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Have your Foujitas come back from Japan?
No, they haven't come back, but they're there.
They have a museum there dedicated to him, do they not?
That's what I understand, yes. That's about all I can think of.
What about the Versailles Foundation?
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.
Why was it so difficult? The French government?
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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