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A beautifully illustrated anthology of entertaining anecdotes about the singular, legendary fashion mecca that has influenced the course of personal style worldwide since 1901
Bergdorf Goodman is where Grace Kelly ordered her wedding invitations; where Jacqueline Kennedy was outfitted for her dress for the Inaugural Ball; and where designers such as Halston, Michael Kors, and Isaac Mizrahi got their start. Bergdorf is a legendary fashion mecca that captures the imagination, invites fantasy, and plays a central role in the history of New York society. Its inner sanctum is revealed in this illustrated book, a companion to the documentary Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's.
A venerable list of celebrities, personalities, designers, and veteran store employees, from Candice Bergen to Joan Rivers, from Christian Louboutin to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, from Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo to Rachel Zoe, all relate a range of anecdotes—from the fabulous to the humorous to the touching. These stories paint an entertaining portrait that will delight and entertain lovers of fashion, shopping, and luxury.
With full-color illustrations throughout, this book presents gorgeous original sketches by Bergdorf Goodman of designs by Balmain, Chanel, and Dior; art and photography from major advertising campaigns throughout the store's history; vintage photographs of the store as it appeared in Look and House Beautiful; and a selection of images of the incredible windows for which it is world-renowned.
Welcome to Bergdorf Goodman!
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 stores 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.
About the Author
Sara James Mnookin is a writer, editor, and author whose work has been published in the Wall Street Journal
, Real Simple
, and Harper's Bazaar
. She has served as fashion news editor for Men's Vogue
, media editor for Women's Wear Daily
, and special projects producer for Charlie Rose
on PBS. She and her family live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Holly Brubach is a journalist specializing in fashion, architecture, and design. She has been a contributing editor at Vogue, a staff writer for The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly, and the style editor of the New York Times Magazine. The author of A Dedicated Follower of Fashion, she lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.