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The Man Behind 55,000 dresses !

My name is Paul, I’m a general contractor and married with 2 children. There’s a catch, I’ve collected 55 thousand dresses and this is my story.

I was born and raised in Germany in the 1930’s, I discovered dancing at the age of thirteen and have loved it ever since. I met the love of my life at a dance, her name is Margot and she changed my life. I loved seeing her dance and began collecting dresses for her. I would envision Margot dancing in the dress, the look of it, the sound of it, and buy dress after dress for her to wear when we danced.

Margot is the love of my life and has remained so to this very day. I followed her to the United States and was disowned by my own family for doing so back in the 50’s. We first lived in the Midwest and with time traveled West and settled in Los Angeles, California. The dress collection grew as I searched far and wide at estate sales, department stores, yard sales and antique shows. Always looking to buy more dresses for Margot, everywhere and anywhere I went.

Through our love for each other and the love of dancing we collected over fifty five thousand dresses. Whenever we go out Margot is always asked where she gets her beautiful dresses, and this has led us to 55thousanddresses.com, a collection that has taken us 50 years to collect.