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According to Wikipedia.com, "Chado Ralph Rucci
garments are known for the precision of their construction, their
sculptural look, and the innovative use of fabrics and materials
such as exotic skins, double-faced cashmere, feathers, horsehair
and organza. His use of intricate embroideries, as well as his
craftsmanship recall the work of the 20th century
master-couturiers. Fashion critics often note that Rucci belongs to
the ranks of such designers as Balenciaga, Madame Gr s and
The Wikipedia bio further comments that, according to Robin
Givhan of The Washington Post, "Rucci's clothes are
aspirational in every sense of the word. They ooze luxury from 100
paces, yet they are not ostentatious. They look expensive because
every seam is perfect, every button exactly placed, every skirt has
just the right lift.
When it comes to caring for fine garments such as those made by
Ralph Rucci, fashion enthusiasts often turn to RAVE FabriCARE. So
it's not surprising that I received a call last week from the
Alterations Manager at Neiman Marcus in Scottsdale asking me to
stop by and take a look at a suit brought in by one of their
The suit was a $10,000 Chado Ralph Rucci black wool two piece
skirt suit with a relatively stiff, clear plastic trim and a "spot
clean only" label.
Apparently, their client had sent the suit to her "regular"
cleaner for cleaning. After viewing the suit, the cleaner rejected
it as too "risky", stating that the clear plastic trim would yellow
and blister and that, in their opinion, the suit was not dry
After carefully examining the suit, I could see no reason
whatsoever why the suit could not be safely and effectively dry
cleaned with the application of the requisite skill and expertise.
All that despite the fact that the label said "spot clean
As predicted, the suit dry cleaned beautifully: the wool was
buttery soft, the black color was intense, the garments were
odorless, and the plastic trim was crystal clear, unpuckered and
One has to wonder how the client's regular dry cleaner, who
markets their dry cleaning and laundry services as "exceptional", was not be able and/or not willing to
dry clean this two piece suit. Just one more reason why you should
look at your dry cleaner's expertise and ignore their
The before and after photos reflect the perfect dry cleaning of
this two piece suit:
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