Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s


It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – a one-of-a-kind Manhattan institution where over the last century, the view of fashion has been transformed into modern art. But behind Bergdorf Goodman’s magical window displays lies a very real world of power, ambition, talent and creativity, all played out against the glittering backdrop of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now, with Matthew Miele’s new documentary, audiences get a rare chance to peek behind the backroom doors of Bergdorf Goodman and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from the luxury department store’s iconic 111 year history. The legend, the parties, the fashion idols, the windows, the women, the buyers and shoppers – and most of all, the quintessentially American dreams of New York’s high-fashion hot-spot – all come to life in an ode to a realm where creativity and commerce reign equally supreme. With a light touch, Miele explores not just the glamour but the passion behind the daily creation of this luxury mecca in a film as dynamic, lush and intimate as the store itself. Featuring Giorgio Armani, Candice Bergen, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Lauren Bush Lauren, Susan Lucci, Christian Louboutin, Isaac Mizrahi, Joan Rivers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and many more. (Dir. by Matthew Miele, 2013, USA, 93 mins., Rated PG-13, Entertainment One) Digital