Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman

Sara James Mnookin

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 006219108X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A gorgeously illustrated companion to the fashion documentary of the same name, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman is an unforgettable collection of anecdotes, from the hilarious to the poignant, in commemoration of the internationally renowned luxury specialty store’s 111th anniversary. With delightful remembrances from celebrities, designers, and highly regarded fashion insiders—from Manolo Blahnik, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang to Joan Rivers, Susan Lucci, and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen—Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman also features a foreword by fashion writer Holly Brubach, as well as art and photography from major advertising campaigns and original vintage sketches created by Bergdorf at the collection presentations of designers such as Lanvin, Chanel, and Balenciaga. This is an essential book for anyone who loves fashion, the thrill of a sumptuous shopping experience, and wonderful stories told by and about the famous.

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there were two people actually … making love, for want of a better word, behind the counters. Somebody said, “This is a first. Even for us.” I consider that party a success. —Patrick McMullan, photographer One of our most exciting events was for a gentleman client from Phoenix who wanted to throw a very special fiftieth birthday party for his wife—and this was her favorite store. So they flew in just for the day. It was a total surprise. We had a dinner party for the family set up here at the

cigar and cognac lounge. Throughout the evening, we were serving little nibbles and champagne. They could go anywhere they wanted within the store—which took a little anticipating and arranging, to prepare for whatever they wanted to do next. But we also had a little salon set up for them in Personal Shopping so they had someplace to go back to and regroup. That was the probably the most extravagant event we ever handled. —Michael Perricone, director, BG Restaurants For many years, All My

twentieth century. He ended up creating a style of minimalist dress that is different than what most of us call minimal. It was minimal, but it wasn’t simple. It was so beautifully rendered in terms of its technique. His pattern pieces were like supple origami. He began, of course, as a milliner, and he became known at Bergdorf Goodman. Most milliners who become dress designers, like Charles James, make dresses that can stand up by themselves. Halston took these very simple sculptural shapes and

and Fifth Avenue. Nearly everything else was pulverized and carted to a landfill in New Jersey. In the Vanderbilt location, Goodman saw a golden opportunity. Here, finally, was the site for his dream atelier. With sweeping views of Central Park, and just steps from the moneyed travelers now frequenting the surrounding luxury hotels, this would be a dressmaking business unrivaled in New York City—a true Parisian house of couture. Its entrance would adjoin the proud carriage walk encircling Grand

“That’s a great idea.” So she went to a meeting and she called me up a couple days later and said, “We’ll take it.” That was twenty-one years ago. —Bobbi Brown, founder, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Bergdorf has been really important for us. When buyers come to see the line, a lot of places will say, “Oh, that’s too expensive. Can you do it at a better price point?” or “Can you do it with a little less of this or that so that it’s easier for our customers to wear?” But Bergdorf’s attitude is: bring

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