France: Sacrebleu!

For months, the rumors have been flying around Paris that the fashion house of Yves Saint-Laurent was being backed by Swiss interests. In France's most sacred national industry,that was bad enough, but it was nothing compared with the awful truth.Already irritated at the incursions of U.S. industry and investment into France, the French learned last week that Saint-Laurent's backer is none other than an American: J. Mack Robinson, 39, an Atlanta insurance executive (Delta Life). Robinson was the secret patron who supplied financial backing for Saint-Laurent to start a dress house...

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