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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's --  A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities.


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William Fichtner ... Narrator (voice)

Mary-Kate Olsen ... Herself

Ashley Olsen ... Herself

Candice Bergen ... Herself

Nicole Richie ... Herself

Susan Lucci ... Herself

Joan Rivers ... Herself

Tom Ford ... Himself

Georgina Chapman ... Herself

Rachel Zoe ... Herself

Marc Jacobs ... Himself

Michael Kors ... Himself

Karl Lagerfeld ... Himself

Giorgio Armani ... Himself

Vera Wang ... Herself

Isaac Mizrahi ... Himself

Diane von Fürstenberg ... Herself

Heather Ashley Chase ... Herself
Barbara Corcoran ... Herself

Olivier Theyskens ... Himself

Tory Burch ... Herself

Lauren Bush ... Herself
Jean Doumanian ... Herself

Christian Louboutin ... Himself

Robert Verdi ... Himself

Oscar de la Renta ... Himself

Blake Mycoskie ... Himself
Ally Hilfiger ... Herself

Iris Apfel ... Herself
Narciso Rodríguez ... Himself
Domenico Dolce ... Himself

Bobbi Brown ... Herself

Manolo Blahnik ... Himself
Victoria Roberts ... Herself
Stefano Gabbana ... Himself

Linda Fargo ... Herself

Amy Fine-Collins ... Herself

Andrew Malloy ... Himself

Patricia Field ... Herself
Keren Craig ... Herself
Lynn Yaeger ... Herself
Betty Halbreich ... Herself
William Ivey Long ... Himself

Jason Wu ... Himself
Thom Browne ... Himself
Candy Pratts ... Herself

David Hoey ... Himself
Robert Duffy ... Himself

Thakoon ... Himself
Alber Elbaz ... Himself
Elaine Mack ... Herself
Lorraine Schwartz ... Herself
Johnson Hartig ... Himself
Sylvia Fendi ... Herself
Albert Kriemler ... Himself
Lela Rose ... Herself

Gilles Mendel ... Himself
Elizabeth Hui ... Herself
Paul Goldberger ... Himself
Catherine Malandrino ... Herself
Sidney Toledano ... Himself
John Demsey ... Himself
Dawn Mello ... Herself
Patrick McDonald ... Himself
Jim Gold ... Himself
Laudomia Pucci ... Herself

Eila Mell ... Herself (uncredited)

Erika Smith ... Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
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Directed by
Matthew Miele 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthew Miele 

Produced by
Mallory Andrews .... producer
Pete Kasko .... executive producer
Andrew Malloy .... executive producer
Steve McCarthy .... executive producer
Serge Nivelle .... co-producer
Barbara Ragghianti .... co-producer
Stephanie Shayne .... co-producer
Iris E. Wagner .... executive producer
Chris Walker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Parov Stelar 
Cinematography by
Justin Bare (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Justin Bare 
Sound Department
Sebastian Henshaw .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Andracke .... camera operator
Thomas Kay .... additional camera operator
Chris Newhard .... additional camera operator
Editorial Department
Matt Breitenbach .... digital intermediate assist
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer
Valerie Lasser .... additional editor
Anthony Raffaele .... colorist
Max Smith .... assistant editor
Claudia Walker .... additional editor
Music Department
Anthony Roman .... music supervisor
Lilah Wilson .... music supervisor
Other crew
Liz Keating .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Starry .... production assistant
Ann Roth .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for a brief sexual reference
USA:93 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Documentary About Manhattan's Iconic Fashion Emporium, 19 April 2014
Author: l_rawjalaurence from London

SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF'S looks at the interior workings of Manhattan's famous store, interviews some of their most celebrated employees and talks to a series of fashion designers and customers who have enjoyed an association with the store over the years. Divided into a series of sections - for example, looking at how designers get accepted, the business of selling, or the planning that goes into the Christmas window-dressing campaign - the documentary shows how the store maintains its aura of exclusivity, not just because of the outrageous prices it charges, but because of the way it treats its customers. Star salesperson Betty Halbreich tells her clients the truth about themselves, while persuading them to spend fantastic sums on clothing. In the shoe salon, staff take a conscious pride in selling what they perceive as top-of-the-range models. Running throughout the film is a narrative concentrating on Bergdorf's iconic window-displays for 2012 - entitled "The Carnival of the Animals," they are quite simply mind- boggling in their detail and richness, creating a never-never land of their own that draws customers as well as tourists and window-shoppers. The interviews with the fashion designers are perhaps the film's least interesting aspect; it is much more instructive to look at the way in which hard-edged buyer Linda Fargo both nurtures and directs potential designers; she knows what she wants, and is prepared to get it at any cost. While Miele's film celebrates the store's durability - it even managed to weather the 2008 economic crisis - it perhaps lacks a sense of historical background: we could have found out more about how and why it attained its prestige in the first place. It remains highly entertaining nonetheless.

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