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Davis Imperial Cleaners

WEDDING GOWN, PRESERVATIONS, RESTORATION, VINTAGE, AND EVENINGWEAR GALLERY

We invite you to view the treasured wedding gowns, vintage pieces, and couture eveningwear that have been entrusted to our care and the results of our client’s special pieces that we have successfully processed. With their permission, it is our pleasure to share their testimonials and beautiful photographs with you. Please visit our Wedding Gown Services section to learn more.

Gown Restoration and Preservations:
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Wedding Gown Preservation and Restorations

Description: Our greatest pleasure is to be entrusted with the most beautiful dress a woman can wear, her wedding gown, and have the opportunity to return it to pristine condition for another generation to treasure and enjoy.

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103-Year-Old Vintage Military Coat Restoration

Description: Lieutenant Colonel, later Brigadier General, William Baker-Brown had a long and distinguished career. Sheila Devany had purchased his coat and wished to wear it for a wedding…

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110-Year-Old Vintage Heirloom Wedding Gown

Description: This wedding dress was purchased in Paris and taken to Vienna in the early 20th century for the wedding of Frieda Mansbach, Tanta Schnooks’ great-great aunt. While being chased out of Vienna by the Nazis, Frieda was given the opportunity by the people who were helping them escape to take one posession with her. She chose here wedding dress. Passed down through generations, it was last worn by Sonat Amana Hart for her wedding in 2007. The dress was brought to Davis Imperial by Charlotte, Sonat’s mother, for her daughter as a gift for a grandchild she hopes will one day treasure it as all the women in their family have before her. Brought to the U.S. around 1938, this dress has been worn by Frieda Mansback, Charlotte Loewenherz in 1966, Betsy Jaclynn Loewenherz in 1979, and Sonat Amana Hart in 2007.

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Special Wedding Events:
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CS Brides, Vera Wang, Evening of Bridal Luxury, Trump Hotel, 2011

Description: An Evening of Bridal Luxury, hosted by the Trump International Hotel and Tower and Chicago Social Brides, was a magnificent evening that showcased couture and designer wedding gowns from Christos, Reem Acra, Amsale, Giselle, Vera Wang, and available at luxury bridal boutiques, Belle Vie Bridal Couture and Vera Wang, owned and operated by Amanda Bonnell. Featured during the evening were Chicago’s prestigious couture vendors, including Heffergan Morgan, Dom Perignon, Fig Media, and Bright Pink. Davis Imperial Cleaners provided on-location hand pressing service for gowns featured in the Vera Wang runway show.

Some photos, © Copyright 2011, FIG Media.

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Ever After at the Palmer House, Macy's Bridal Salon Fashion Show

Description: Ever After, hosted by Chicago Social Brides, Macy’s Bridal Salon, and the Palmer House, was a magical evening that showcased couture and designer wedding gowns available at Macy’s magnificent bridal salon. The fashion show highlight featured Lazaro couture gowns designed by Lazaro Perez. Erin McDonald of Erin Patrick was host for the evening and was event designer extraordinaire. Jane Himmel, senior catering director for the Palmer House, provided a beautiful venue and delicious food and drink. Davis Imperial Cleaners shared their fabricare expertise and complete menu of bridal services with prospective brides, including alterations, restoration and museum-quality preservation, and pick-up and delivery service.

Some photos, © Copyright 2011, Carasco Photography.

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CS Brides, Park Hyatt - Weddings at the Park

Description: A Walk in the Park hosted by the Park Hyatt and Chicago Social Brides was a lovely evening that showcased couture and designer wedding gowns from nationally recognized luxury bridal boutique, Ultimate Bride. Featured during the evening were Chicago’s premier couture vendors. Davis Imperial Cleaners provided on-location hand pressing service for the couture gowns featured during the evening. It was our pleasure to provide prospective brides and their guests, Davis Imperial’s complete menu of pre and post services for wedding gowns including alterations, restoration and museum quality preservation and pickup and delivery service.

Photos © Copyright 2011, Kevin Weinstein Photography.

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Filene's Basement, 2009 - 2011 "Running of the Brides" - State Street

Description: For our third year, Davis Imperial Cleaners was asked by Filene’s Basement to once again be on hand for the 2011 Spring Running of the Brides. The day started out with many brides and their teams of helpers waiting outside overnight in the chilly rain. Early in the morning, the rain broke and the hunt got started!

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Chicago
3325 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
866.267.4560

Chicago Business Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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Evanston
1920 Harrison Street
(between Prairie & Green Bay)
Evanston, IL 60201
866.267.4560

Evanston Business Hours
Monday – Wednesday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
Closed

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