Metropolitan Opera

Category Archives: Metropolitan Opera


Madame Butterfly

This week your man Jeeves got a call from the Metropolitan Opera House with an emergency request. We needed to clean, in 24 hours, the kimono worn for the lead female role. The robe was in desperate need of cleaning as it was stained with […]

Aida at the Met

36,000 Costumes Cleaned for The Met

The costume designers at the Met are truly magicians. My staff and I are transported to another place and time every time these costumes are brought to us for cleaning. This week we are in ancient Egypt, as we are cleaning Aida.

American Ballet Theatre

Emergency Dry Cleaning

On Saturday morning at 8:15 I got an emergency phone call from the head of wardrobe from the American Ballet Theatre.

Damnation, Male Lead, Detail

Garment of the Week, May 8th 2009

This leather jacket worn by the principal male lead is a challenge because of the construction as well as the artificial aging added by the "paint shop".



At the counter clients holding garments cleaned by lesser dry cleaning shops all complain of whites that are now gray. But how?



  Like the “Invisible Man” some stains do start off invisible. When those words leave my lips at the front counter of my shops I have to consider what the client is thinking. “Is this guy for real”, must go through my client’s heads. It […]