In an ironic turn of events, a new television show about the legendary personal shopper Betty Halbreich — provisionally titled “All Dressed Up and Everywhere To Go” — will be spearheaded by a woman famed for not dressing at all. HBO has tapped “Girls” creator and repeat exhibitionist Lena Dunham to put her Gen-Y Midas touch on the comedy series about the no-fuss, seen-it-all octogenarian, who runs a personal shopping business out of Bergdorf Goodman.
Suffice it to say, Dunham and Halbreich make an unlikey pair. Halbreich has dressed generations of socialites, movies stars, and has consulted on “Sex and The City.” “Girls” — with its decidedly aspiration-less narrative, downwardly mobile Brooklyn-dwelling twenty-somethings and their dubious fashion choices — has been billed as the anti-“Sex and the City.” We wonder what Halbreich, stalwart defender of the $2,800 Chanel suit, would say about the nipple-revealing acid-green fishnet tank top Dunham sported during her cocaine binge on last week’s episode. Perhaps the two ladies can find common ground over the sartorial merits of “power-clashing.”
- Chloe Wyma
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