General Press Endorsements

Posted on June 9, 2009 Under Press Releases

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“Madame Paulette, perfectionist dry cleaner of New York’s elite, refreshes and blesses, stores and restores the finest of couture clothing…” The New York Post

“Madame Paulette specializes in couture bridal gown cleaning, finishing, tailoring, restoration and preservation. “The only establishment I can trust to maintain, renew, and preserve my bridal collection is Madame Paulette.” Vera Wang

“Madame Paulette goes above and beyond the call of dry cleaning duty…it is the dry cleaner of choice for fine fashion houses such as Versace, Chanel and Armani…” Robb Report, Best of the Best

Madame Paulette doesn’t draw the line at clothes. It’s team of home interior specialists also cleans silk balloon shades and restores antique furniture upholstery. In fact, the company was summoned to many downtown Manhattan residences to clean furnishings covered by the dust from the September 11th attacks.” Robb Report, Best of the Best

“The entrepreneur is the owner of Madame Paulette, a multi-million dollar dry cleaner that caters to couture houses and celebrities. ‘We do (everything from) Sting’s blanket to Steven Spielberg’s everyday wear.’ he grins.” Time Warner Cable’s NY1 News

“Madame Paulette recognizes the importance of reliability, consistency, punctuality and perfection.” Avenue

“From preserving wedding gowns to restoring one-of-a-kind couture collectibles, Madame Paulette’s artisans and craftspersons have developed techniques to keep fine clothes in their original splendor and to save vintage clothes after years of damage.” Avenue

“The couture-wearing elite has been taking their finery to Madame Paulette, a New York City dry-cleaning institution, since 1959.” “O” The Oprah Magazine

“Madame Paulette preserves some of the finest garments in the world, including gowns by Bob Mackie and Vera Wang – who use Madame Paulette exclusively.” The New York Observer

“…Madame Paulette is the favorite of such designers as Vera Wang, Badgley Mishka and Reem Acra, as well as celebrated couturiers and high profile clients worldwide…” New York Magazine

“NYC Dry cleaner is famously snooty but well worth the effort – it’s rescued many a garment from the edge of ruin.” Lucky Magazine

“Anna Wintour is a loyal customer of Madame Paulette – the custom couture cleaners on the Upper East Side – and apparently the warm and fuzzy feelings are mutual.” The New York Post

Melania’s Favorites: Best dry cleaner: Madame Paulette. Avenue Magazine

“The name we’d trust for late-night disasters involving pricey cocktail attire is Madame Paulette. Its stain removal kits are new, but this couture dry cleaner has been a New York institution since 1959.” In Style Magazine

“…Mahdessian is known in the most exclusive circles of society as the guy who can eradicate the toughest stains, a reputation he built up by scaling his family’s dry-cleaning business from high-class to world-class…” The Times Ledger

“A family owned company that has always been the favorite of fashion designers and high society.” Avenue Magazine

“At first glance, what separates Madame Paulette from other cleaners is their client roster. But what really makes them exceptional is their tenacity with the actual clothing: gowns worth thousands of dollars or priceless museum pieces are sent to their facilities to be cleaned.” INS & OUTS

“Touted in the New York Times, Esquire, In Style and Vogue as ‘the best,’ John Mahdessian, president and owner tells us why. ‘Our customers are number one and we give them all due respect.’ ‘What we do’ he says ‘is a dying art.’ No one else in the world rivals john’s (Mahdessian) expertise. He has spent countless hours pouring over garments on which everyone else had given up.” Social Life

“Day and night, Mr. Mahdessian carries a cell phone with a special hot-line number for clients with cleaning emergencies.” The New York Times

“A world-renowned leader in couture bridal cleaning, restoration and preservation for nearly half a century, Madame Paulette is the favorite of such designers as Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka and Reem Acra, as well as celebrated couturiers and high-profile clients worldwide. ‘There’s nothing we won’t do to fully restore gown,’ says owner, John Mahdessian who recently invented a professional stain removal kit for brides…” New York Magazine (Weddings Issue)

“Their team of experts is renowned for its incomparable, state-of-the-art interior cleaning and restoration feats.” Avenue Magazine

“Chanel, Gucci, Valentino and Bergdorf take no chances. They send their garments to Madame Paulette.” New York Magazine, Best Of Issue