Whether you’re a resident of NYC or just visiting, you know that Bergdorf Goodman is where you’ll find the most fashionable people in town. In our fifth installation of Snapped at BG, we get to know some of the interesting people and fashion enthusiasts who come to discover the world of Bergdorf Goodman.
Photography: Reed Young
Rita, former bookstore owner.
“For 34 years I owned a bookstore in Philadelphia, we decided to give it up 13 years ago. People still stop me on the street and tell me how much they enjoyed it. I wish I still had it. What am I reading at the moment? Camino Island by John Grisham, it won’t win any awards but it’s great.”
Daisy, visiting from China.
“I follow several American and Chinese fashion bloggers. In America the style is more bold and loud. Chinese fashion bloggers tend to be more subdued. My favorite brands? Christian Dior and Chanel fit Asian people well. I love Celine but the cut just doesn’t work.”
Jasmere, Caswell, Kenneth and Kahliel, New Yorkers.
“I’m a recording artist. These are my friends from childhood, and this is my wife. We met at a club years ago. We were young. Can’t find a wife at a club anymore.”
Hervé, Celebrity stylist.
“I design clothes and I style famous women. My first job was at Christian Dior Haute Couture in Paris. At the time Dior wasn’t was it is now, I wouldn’t call it dusty, but it was a sleeping beauty. It was before John Galliano’s time. It was very French and constipated. Now Haute Couture is very social media, all the clients are front row. Back then everything was closed doors.”
Colette and Vanessa, visiting from Chicago.
“Believe it or not, we got dressed separately today.”
Olga, New York resident.
“Expression through clothing is therapeutic for me. It’s a craft… it gives me a new project every day. My clothes talk to me… and I listen.”
Valerie, exercise enthusiast.
“I go to the gym every day and run 4 miles. I’ve been doing it for 30 years. I never miss. Ever. Turner was always my favorite. I said that when I grew up I’d look just like her.”
Christiane, visiting from San Diego.
“Julia Y Renata is my favorite designer. I’m Mexican so I like to support my people.”