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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 3 May 2013 (USA)
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A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities.

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Matthew Miele

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Matthew Miele

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ashley Olsen ... Herself
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Herself
William Fichtner ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Cher ... Herself (archive footage)
Candice Bergen ... Herself
Barbra Streisand ... Herself (archive footage)
Joan Rivers ... Herself
Tom Ford ... Himself
David Letterman ... Himself (archive footage)
Nicole Richie ... Herself
Georgina Chapman ... Herself
Susan Lucci ... Herself
Barbara Corcoran ... Herself
Rachel Zoe ... Herself
Isaac Mizrahi ... Himself
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It's the most mythic of all American emporiums - and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman's iconic history in Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,630, 5 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$496,868, 21 July 2013
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Documentary About Manhattan's Iconic Fashion Emporium
19 April 2014 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF'S looks at the interior workings of Manhattan's famous store, interviews some of their most celebrated employees and talks to a series of fashion designers and customers who have enjoyed an association with the store over the years. Divided into a series of sections - for example, looking at how designers get accepted, the business of selling, or the planning that goes into the Christmas window-dressing campaign - the documentary shows how the store maintains its aura of exclusivity, not just because of the outrageous prices it charges, but because of the way it treats its customers. Star salesperson Betty Halbreich tells her clients the truth about themselves, while persuading them to spend fantastic sums on clothing. In the shoe salon, staff take a conscious pride in selling what they perceive as top-of-the-range models. Running throughout the film is a narrative concentrating on Bergdorf's iconic window-displays for 2012 - entitled "The Carnival of the Animals," they are quite simply mind- boggling in their detail and richness, creating a never-never land of their own that draws customers as well as tourists and window-shoppers. The interviews with the fashion designers are perhaps the film's least interesting aspect; it is much more instructive to look at the way in which hard-edged buyer Linda Fargo both nurtures and directs potential designers; she knows what she wants, and is prepared to get it at any cost. While Miele's film celebrates the store's durability - it even managed to weather the 2008 economic crisis - it perhaps lacks a sense of historical background: we could have found out more about how and why it attained its prestige in the first place. It remains highly entertaining nonetheless.


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