Meet Betty Halbreich, The Subject Of Lena Dunham’s New Show

The team behind Girls is working on a show about the 85-year-old personal stylist.

1. Betty Halbreich is “the queen mother of personal shoppers.”

According to a 1998 New York magazine profile.

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2. And now, Lena Dunham and “Girls” executive producer Jenni Konner are making a show about her for HBO.

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HBO optioned Halbreich’s forthcoming memoir, All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go. Dunham and Konner, who’ve led the Girls writing team, will be in charge of the script.

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3. Halbreich runs her own personal styling business out of Bergdorf Goodman, the high-end New York department store.

She works out of the store’s third floor. The business is called Betty Halbreich’s Solutions.

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4. She was involved, fashion-wise, with another well-known HBO show about women in New York City. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

She’s credited with “helping design the signature look for Sex And The City”.

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5. Meryl Streep was among her clients.

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According to this New Yorker profile.

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6. As was Liza Minelli.

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7. At 85, Halbreich still works at Bergdorf’s.

She’s been doing it since 1976.

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