It was not a dream. I was selling my design sketches all over Paris. I was welcomed by the likes of Printemps, Galeries Lafayette and the magazine Le Jardin des Modes, with each one buying up numerous sketches.
Because I was just showing my sketches to people, it didn't matter that I wasn't fluent in the language. Moreover, by analyzing which drawings were selling, I could keep abreast of the latest trends. I continued selling with gusto.