Your cart

Close

Total AUD

Checkout

Imprint

  • Virago
  • Virago

I'll Drink to That: New York's Legendary Personal Shopper and Her Life in Style - With a Twist

Betty Halbreich

1 Reviews

Rated 0

Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction, Fashion & beauty industries

The amazing life story of legendary New York stylist and personal shopper Betty Halbreich, the inspiration for a forthcoming HBO television series in development by Lena Dunham.

Betty Halbreich is a true original. Now in her eighties, she has spent nearly forty years at the luxury store Bergdorf Goodman, working with socialites, stars and ordinary women. She has led many to appreciate their real selves through clothes, frank advice and her unique brand of wisdom; she is trusted by the most discriminating persons - including Hollywood's top stylists - to tell them what looks best. But her own transformation from cosseted girl to fearless truth-teller is the greatest makeover of all.

Born into a successful Chicago family, aged twenty Betty married dashing Sonny Halbreich and came to Manhattan, where the couple threw themselves into a whirlwind of long hours, cocktails and Park Avenue parties, living the high life in 1950s New York. However, the marriage began to fray and after two decades came undone completely. Bereft, Betty attempted suicide. As she embarked on the frightening process of reclaiming herself, she was offered a lifeline: a job at Bergdorf Goodman. For Betty, with her innate sense of style and craftsmanship, it was a perfect fit.

Hardworking, elegant, and gifted with sparkling wit and razor-sharp powers of observation, in her amazing life story as in her style guidance Betty Halbreich is never afraid to tell it straight.

Read More Read Less

Praise for I'll Drink to That: New York's Legendary Personal Shopper and Her Life in Style - With a Twist

  • Meet Betty Halbreich, fashion fixer of Fifth Avenue - Daily Mail

Read More Read Less

Readers also viewed

This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay