Gianni Versace Dress
Posted on Friday, December 26th
Description of Garment:
White Dress w/ Printed Design
Manufacturer: Gianni Versace
RN#: Not available
Care Label Instructions: "Dryclean Only"
Problem: The pigments contained in the printed design partially dissolved when this dress was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, causing the colors to migrate onto the white portions of the fabric.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. The pigments became soluble when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions
Recommendation: If this dress proves to be unserviceable when drycleaned according to the care label instructions, it should be returned to its place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner: Advise the customer that this dress may fail when drycleaned as instructed by the care label. Because of the potential serviceability issue concerning this garment, we recommend that a signed release of liability be obtained prior to it's processing. We have no data as to the serviceability this dress in other solvent types.
The NCA's Garment Analysis Laboratory examines thousands of garments every year for serviceability and FTC care labeling accuracy. The featured garment is a recurring item received for evaluation and, in testing, has failed to meet minimum industry standards. We have included the name or trade name of the fabric, the manufacturer, the RN number, if available, and a brief description of the problem.
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