Lena Dunham has her first post-Girls TV project lined up: she and Girls collaborator Jenni Konner are to develop an HBO series about the life of veteran New York personal shopper Betty Halbreich.
Halbreich, who has run her personal shopping service from 5th Avenue department store Bergdorf Goodman since 1976, is soon to publish a memoir entitled All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Go.
HBO – the home of Girls – has bought the TV rights to the book.
Among the 85-year-old Halbreich’s rich and famous clients have been Joan Rivers, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Sarah Jessica Parker – Halbreich contributed to the styling of HBO’s Sex and the City, starring Parker as a New York fashionista.
Dunham’s Girls was one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of 2012 – it was named as one of the year’s ten best programmes by Radio Times writers. A second season is showing now on HBO and Sky Atlantic, with a third already commissioned and set to begin filming later this year.