Bergdorf Goodman celebrates 111th Aniversary

September 16th, 2012 by Hotel Fashionland received Comments Off

RESEARCH! All I want to know is whether Marilyn Monroe shopped at Bergie’s!

The book, “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman” [Harper Collins AND THE FILM] is mostly an anthology of fun, insider anecdotes.

Employees recall celebrities and socialites visiting the store, like the time Grace Kelly discreetly popped in unattended to order her wedding invitations. Or the last-minute holiday gift shopping by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who had 70 furs delivered to the Dakota on Christmas eve.

Celebrities, too, contributed to the book, which was written by Sara James Mnookin, notably Carol Burnett recounting how she broke the austere mood by belting out one of her Tarzan calls, as she famously did on her television show. Joan Rivers writes about filming “The Muppets Take Manhattan” in the store, and some her antics with Miss Piggy.

But Here’s my connection, After a couple of different locations and with almost 50 years of being part of New York City’s elite, Kenneth Salon is no stranger to beautifying some of history’s most celebrated women. Kenneth styled Marilyn Monroe for her performance of “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to JFK.

In addition, Jacqueline Kennedy’s relaxed-bouffant hairstyle was another personal touch of his. (Above: Michelle Harper, then Linda Fargo, DJ Johnny Dynel and Chi Chi Valenti)

Fast Tube by Casper

Then there were all the cover shoots for vogue, harper’s bazaar, and glamour.  The list is lengthy and chic.


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