Tales from the Couture Dry Cleaners


Wall Street Journal

November 2008

How the pros handle everything from funky feathers to the dreaded red-carpet stain

“…For difficult stains, Ms. Cairone takes items to Madame Paulette – a well-known couture cleaner in New York who has managed to remove red wine from the hem of a white Azzedine Alaia dress. The cleaner removes ‘red-carpet stains’ – a pinkish effect caused by bleeding rug dye. (Clearly the red carpets in Hollywood aren’t as expensive as the fashions)…”