Eighty-plus man bought 55,000 gowns for his wife for this reason
Washington, Jan 22: Some lover stories are meant to be immortal. And an octogenarian from Germany also scripted one such tale which recently attracted a lot of attention.
According to a report by The Sun, 83-year-old Paul Brockmann recently revealed that he bought as many as 55,000 gowns for his wife to ensure that she didn't have to wear the same dress more than once. King-like, indeed!
Brockmann stored all the gowns in a specially designed closet in his garage. The closets are huge and the gowns are stored in three containers measuring 50 foot.
The elderly couple who hail from East Mesa, Arizona, US, first met his wife Margot at a dance hall in Germany. As per a video by New York Post, Paul explained why he started collecting the designer dresses for his beloved wife with whom he is now married now for 61 years.
"We danced all night, and we fell in love that night. That's the time when they had wide skirts and petticoats," the man says in the video.
Paul didn't want to see Margot in the same gown twice and started purchasing them in loads, most from sales and closeouts. His collection became so big that at one point, Paul even had a deal with Sears, a department store in the US.
"When the styles were changing, they would call me up and sell me the dresses at a very reasonable price," he said.
The loving husband finally stopped collecting the dresses in 2014 when his garage ran out of space. The couple has now sold off over 7,000 gowns and are looking to dispose of the remaining ones in days to come.