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Lena Dunham making TV series based on Bergdorf's personal shopper

October 09, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Betty Halbreich, left, speaks at the New Yorker Festival as Lena Dunham looks on.
Betty Halbreich, left, speaks at the New Yorker Festival as Lena Dunham… (Todd France / New Yorker…)

Lena Dunham of "Girls" may seem to have little in common with 85-year-old Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper Betty Halbreich, but they've come together to work on a comedy series for HBO based on Halbreich's life. Some of their comments during a brunch panel Sunday at the New Yorker Festival may presage what is to come -- Halbreich: "I'm wearing a panty girdle." Dunham: I've never worn a panty girdle." Halbreich: "I know!" (Audience laughs). [Telegraph]

Michael Kors' campaign against global hunger is in high gear in October, with a number of initiatives pegged to World Food Day on Oct. 16. [WWD]

British model Edie Campbell dominated the runways during the month of global fall fashion weeks showing ready-to-wear for spring 2014. She walked in 21 shows, including opening Marc Jacobs' Paris farewell for Louis Vuitton wearing a thong and body paint. [The Cut]

Forget about glass slippers. The modern princess will want a pair of the platinum stilettos by House of Borgezie designer Christopher Shellis. They're priced at about $112,665. [Telegraph]

Gwen Stefani is launching a new nail polish collection with OPI. It's set to come on the market in January. [People]

Brooks Brothers plans to open a steak restaurant called Makers & Merchants in New York City, a prototype for possible expansion into other markets, the New York Post reports. [New York Post]


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