“My work is like lay therapy,” Halbreich said. “You listen, you prescribe—clothes are a fix—and you hold up a mirror.”
Not since Lady Gaga pranced through Bergdorf Goodman, famously shopping sans pants, has a more unlikely Girl gone uptown to team with HBO on a series about the store’s legendary personal shopper, Betty Halbreich.
More famous for taking off her clothes than caring about couture, Dunham and her Girls co-producer, Jenni Konner, will adapt the upcoming memoir , All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go into a comedy series. It chronicles Halbreich’s 36-year-long career as a stylist, celebrity clothing confidant to much older girls like Candice Bergen, Meryl Streep, Liza Minnelli, Sarah Jessica Parker, etc.
Happily, success is taking the girl out of Brooklyn for a long and expensive cab ride to 57th and 5th, destination: Bergdorf’s.
Frank and funny, the 85 year old Halbreich is “blind and deaf” to the siren call of a label according to a recent piece in the New Yorker magazine–a refreshing and chic high/low fashion POV that’s welcome in our status obsessed world of $12,000 Chanel jackets and $10,000 bags. Go Girl! Can’t wait for this one…