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Jeeves Goes To Downton Abbey

Jeeves received a call a few weeks ago to assist with the cleaning of the costumes for Downton Abbey; The Exhibition. As the costumes are one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable, and in some cases antique, Jeeves set up a workroom at the exhibit space to clean each item by hand. For over five days, Managing Director, Jerry Pozniak, cared for, and hand cleaned, 46 costumes for the exhibit. From Lady Edith's second wedding dress, which was constructed of 100 year old lace to Lord Grantham's Hunting regalia,...

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Jeeves in Shanghai, Backstage Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017

The Jeeves New York team was honored to be invited back to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (VSFS) for the seventh year running, to take care of the gorgeous fashions backstage for VSFS 2017. This time, setting up our workroom backstage was a bit more involved than setting up in our backyard in NYC. VSFS 2017 took place live in Shanghai, on November 20th, 2017, and the Jeeves team departed New York on the prior Thursday. After, a relatively simple direct fifteen hour flight, we arrived in S...

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A Backstage Pass to the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

This year, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was bigger and better than ever! As the chief marketing officer and executive of the fashion show, Ed Razek, told the Los Angeles Times, “It doesn’t get any bigger than this in the fashion world. Paris is the home of fashion. It’s the home of lingerie and it’s the home of fashion shows.” And we’d most certainly have to agree! How can you beat Paris and the Grand Palais? The smell of hairspray and cleaning ...

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The Art of Wedding Dress Cleaning


Seven Tips to Save your Wedding Dress Forever

1. It is important to have your wedding dress cleaned within a month after your wedding. There is no need to run to the dry cleaner the next day, but be sure not to leave your dress on the back of your bedroom door for two years. Eventually, stains do set and become nearly impossible to remove.

2. NEVER store your dress, in a plastic bag. Jeeves has regrettably seen too many wedding dresses damaged by mold, after being stored in a plastic bag.

3. Use a drycleaner that has bridal expertise for wedding dress cleaning. The dry cleaner down the road, that cleans your husband's shirts, simply won't do.

4. Run away from any dry cleaner who posts a sign that states, "We are not responsible for buttons, beads and trim." Simply put, if they are professionals, then why are they not responsible?

5. Don't use a cleaner who preserves your dress and doesn't allow you to open the storage box. Don’t you want to be able to show your daughter your wedding dress?

6. Wash your hands or wear cotton gloves before handling your cleaned wedding dress. Oil from your hands has the ability to discolor your dress over time.

7. Never store your dress in an attic or a basement. Attics are always too hot, and basements too damp. No exceptions. As a matter of fact, even finished basements that look dry are too damp.

 

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