PLOT: When it comes to retail royalty, it can be argued that Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan reigns supreme. For more than 100 years, the luxury retailer has supplied Upper East Siders with the finest in fashions, accessories, and beauty; featuring high-end designers from Halston and Oscar de la renta to Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. So it’s no surprise to hear someone exclaim, “I want my ashes scattered at Bergdorf’s.” A simple yet poignant phrase that was morphed into a book and now a documentary from director Matthew Miele. (read exclusive interview)
In this behind-the-scenes look at one of the most iconic stores in the world, Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s explores everything from the designers whose careers were launched courtesy of the retail empire such as Michael Kors, to a peek inside Bergdorf’s windows and how they are brought to life.
ENGAGEMENT: Its hard not to be dazzled when given a glimpse into Bergdorf’s, whose history is as engaging as an afternoon shopping spree, sipping champagne, nibbling petit fours, and sizing up stilettos in their shoe salon. Designers, stylists, and celebrities such as Karl Lagerfeld, Rachel Zoe, and Joan Rivers – as well as employees – share accounts of memorable Bergdorf moments, for a personal insider view.
STYLE: When it comes to style, the film runneth over in a very good way. Couture gowns, designer shoes, even cosmetics make an on-screen appearance. But the true scene-stealer are the legendary windows. Visual themes showcased in the film included a deep blue undersea world, a white-on-white wonderland, and a brass menagerie of metallic birds, cages, and trees. It was a sight to behold.
Release: Varies by city.
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