The iconic textile company, Scalamandre, deserves a little credit. Not that they don’t receive it—oh no- they have a reputation for excellence. They have to for crying out loud; they’ve been serving up upholstery fabrics and wall-coverings to pads like the White House, Monticello and the Metropolitan Opera for decades.
Starting the business in 1923 with his wife Flora, Franco Scalamandre created classic textiles in an age of restoration. Many historical landmarks were in the business for a “remodel” as in let’s update these fabrics they look a bit shabby but we need the fabrics to look exactly the same. So that’s what Scalamandre did: they recreated beautiful silks, damasks, and even invented a few along the way. One in particular is sure to catch your eye. That’s right the ‘frolicking zebra’ set against a deep red was created in 1945 and there you see Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums sitting in front of it.
Anyway, the company continues to create textiles for the White House- including the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush (both) and Clinton reigns.
 8, to be specific.
 How did Wes Andersen let her into this film?
 Blocking the view if you ask me.