Lena Dunham to create new TV show about a Bergdorf Goodman stylist
I'm are having a bit of a Lena Dunham love affair right now. I know, who isn't, right? My interest in her career has reached a whole new level with the news that she is planning to create a new comedy based on the life of Betty Halbreich, a stylist at Bergdorf Goodman. Hell yes!
The Girls creator and her co-showrunner, executive producer Jenni Konner, are reportedly eyeing up another HBO comedy series set in New York. The channel has optioned All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go, the forthcoming memoir by Halbreich who spent decades dressing the rich and famous.
Now aged 85, Halbreich is still operating her personal shopper service (!) which she launched in 1976. What a trooper! Over the years she became the stylist and confidante for three generations of Manhattan socialites including starlets such as Joan Rivers, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katie Couric and Glenn Close.
You can only imagine the stories she could tell.
In addition to dressing celebrities, Halbreich has also acted as a consultant for many years on Sex and the City and some Woody Allen films, all which turned to her for her deep knowledge of New York style. Well regarded for her "unpretentious attitude and tart one-liners," it seems Halbriech might be the perfect match for Dunham's off-beat comedic vision. Bring it on!