Suddenly, Lena Dunham is getting even cozier with "Girls" executive producer Jennifer Konner. According to the Hollywood Reporter on Jan. 31, the award-winning team are coming up with a fresh HBO show that explores the high profile work of personal shopper Betty Halbreich.
Halbreich, who has dressed such A-list fashionistas as Sarah Jessica Parker and Meryl Streep, works her magic at Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman. Not only that, but the legendary image maker has written a book about her experiences, accrued since the 1970s.
That book, called "All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go," has been optioned by the cable network for a possible comedy series about this seasoned professional who runs her own personal shopping service for the rich and famous at the celebrated department store located next to the Big Apple's iconic Plaza hotel.
It is in that very store on the third floor of the familiar landmark building in a special nook known as Betty Halbreich’s Solutions that this veteran stylist works with the rich and the famous.
So what does she do there?
Halbreich, who is in her mid-80s, explained this to The New Yorker last fall. She quipped, "My work is like lay therapy. You listen, you prescribe (clothes are a fix) and you hold up a mirror.”
Although a bit tongue-in-cheek, that's good fodder for Dunham and Konner to work with as the two are reportedly writing the pilot based on this witty woman's book. This should be a fun gig for the humorous duo, who co-executive produce the Golden Globe-winning "Girls," which also runs on HBO.
That said, perhaps the continued success of Lena Dunham and Jennifer Konner on their new show could translate into a new sensation for the network where "Sex and the City" not only got its start, but where Darren Star, who created that memorable small screen hit, became a star in his own right. Stay tuned.