SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF'S

Synopsis

SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF'S is the compelling story of the legendary Fifth Avenue store and landmark which has launched the careers of many of the top designers working in fashion today, and which continues to be the aspiration of every designer around the world. The story is told through interviews with designers Karl Lagerfeld, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Georgina Chapman, Christian Louboutin and Michael Kors to name a few, as well as celebrity and socialite clientele, longstanding employees, and the history and members of the Goodman family. The title comes from the New Yorker cartoon that expresses the sentiment of many of its devoted customers.

Like THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE and Anna Wintour, Bergdorf Goodman has Linda Fargo, the doyenne of the organization who decides who's in and who's out. This is illustrated by following a young design team, NAHM, trying to get its line into the store. The film also pulls back the curtain with a never before seen insider’s view of the process of creating Bergdorf’s fabled Holiday Windows by David Hoey and his team. And there is a famous personal shopper, Betty Halbreich, who has dressed the rich and famous forever, and some of her clients (Joan Rivers, Jean Doumanian, Candice Bergen and Susan Lucci) share their memories of her in their lives and in their movies.

Year

2013

Duration

89 Mins

Genre

Documentary

Language

English

Country

United States of America

Director

After a successful career composing music for commercials and a subsequent stint as an accomplished literary agent for the oldest agency in America, Matthew Miele made an impractical, yet romantic leap at 30 years young—he began a writing/directing career. Allowing his whimsical side to take over, he manifested his ideas into feature films, documentaries, books and soon a daunting foray into a hopeful Broadway production of a new play. Previous to his latest documentary, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s, his Quixotic Endeavors (the name of his production shingle) have included:

Producers

Mallory Andrews

Cast

Linda Fargo
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen
Betty Halbreich
Dolce and Gabbana
David Hoey
Vera Wang
Sylvia Fendi
Karl Lagerfeld
Diane von Furstenberg
Marc Jacobs
Oscar de la Renta
Michael Kors
Rachel Zoe
Giorgio Armani

Additional Credits

Writer
Matthew Miele
Director of Photography
Justin Bare
Editor
Justin Bare
Editor
Claudia Reda Walker
Editor
Valerie Young
Editor
Cristina Rackoff
Music Supervisor
Anthony Roman
Music by
Parov Stelar
Music by
Steve Martin
Music by
Duke Ellington
Narrator
William Fichtner