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Your Wedding Dress, to Preserve or Not to Preserve

What determines if you should preserve your wedding dress after cleaning? If you want to store your dress for more than one year, we at Jeeves recommend that you preserve your dress after it has been cleaned. If you are planning on selling your wedding dress, cleaning only is fine. Have a specialty dry cleaning company, such as Jeeves, clean your most important dress is critical. The dry cleaner closest may not have the experience to take care of your wedding dress properly. If you are keeping...

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Backstage Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, 2018 NYC

For the seventh year running, Jeeves worked the annual show – the greatest fashion show in the world. True to its name, the details of the event remain a closely guarded secret until the week before the event. The shows organizers strive to maintain perfection in the looks that are shown and Jeeves is on hand to make sure. Jeeves takes care of the cleaning of any item that is not perfect before it goes down the runway. From fabric wings, gloves, costumes and boots, Jeeves is backstage t...

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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 Shanghai on Friday afternoon.

Saturday was a day of getting supplies so that we could set up for rehearsal on Sunday. Our workroom was in the "wing room" backstage at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. It was great to be surrounded by all of the fabulous wings, and to hang out with the "wing makers."

Monday was show day, and the Jeeves team was ready to clean.

The show is performed twice, and any garment that gets soiled during the first performance needs to be cleaned before the second. The clock starts ticking once the first show ends, as there were only three hours between the two shows this year.

After many anxious minutes, the rolling racks were delivered to Jeeves, so we could start cleaning. On the racks were the fashions straight off the runway. Most of what needed to be cleaned were the long-flowing capes & dresses, embellished bras, gloves, boots, and socks!

The Jeeves team carefully hand-cleaned everything.

Just when we thought we were finished, one of the wing designers asked if we could go to the edge of the stage and clean a wing that needed to be ready in few minutes. We packed our supplies, ran to the stage, and started the cleaning process with a swirl of activity all around us. Romee Strijd, who was wearing this wing, was excited to see the Jeeves team taking care of the stains for her, and snapped a few pictures of us working. This was while Harry Styles was standing just a few feet away from us, and as the show started, we were still cleaning.

At last, our cleaning was done, and the wing was ready for Romee. Overall, the Jeeves New York team had a successful show. We are looking forward to VSFS 2018!

 

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