Lena Dunham is working on a new HBO comedy

"Girls'' Lena Dunham is developing a new series about personal shopper Betty Halbreich

Published January 31, 2013 9:52PM (EST)

As if her recent $3.5 million book deal and the news of “Girls'” being renewed for a 3rd season wasn't enough, Lena Dunham and her “Girls” collaborator Jenni Konner are overwhelming New York with another HBO show.

The new series is based on Betty Halbreich, a personal shopper who created her own job at Bergdorf Goodman in 1976 and has since dressed the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Joan Rivers and Liza Minnelli. Halbreich is also known for consulting for movies and TV shows, notably early Woody Allen films and the signature look for HBO’s “Sex and the City.”

At 85, Halbreich is still running her personal-shopping service based in the Fifth Avenue department store, and HBO has optioned her upcoming memoir “All Dressed Up and Everywhere To Go.” Dunham and Konner plan to write the new series together delving into her adventures with Manhattan socialites.

By Chen Hooft van Huysduynen

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