Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who’s Betty Halbreich?
Betty Halbreich is one of New York’s many icons – an icon of personal shopping.
Must known fashion person #51: Betty Halbreich
|Today we’ll introduce you to Betty Halbreich, an American personal shopper who was born in 1928 in Chicago. Born into a wealthy family in Chicago, she married a rich hotel businessman at a young age with whom she moved to New York. Here she spent her time shopping in expensive fashion boutiques and living within the high society. After the divorce from her husband, Halbreich put her experience to use and became a personal shopper, first at Geoffrey Beene later at Bergdorf Goodman.|
Working with very rich clientele and various A-list celebrities, Halbreich developed a reputation as a frighteningly direct yet extremely knowledgeable personal shopper. Celebrities such as Joan Rivers and Elizabeth Taylor were amongst her regular clients.
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