Fashion Week Backtrack: Day 5, Show 10? BETSEY JOHNSON
I independently acquired my first designer piece when I was 14 years old and working my first job as a makeup artist ( I started young, long story.). It was a velvety zebra-print blazer with beautiful silk lining. It was loud but to me, timeless. I would wear it to this day if I still had it and I really, really wish that I did.
So, obviously I have emotional ties to and have loved Betsey Johnson for a very long time. Not only do I admire her as a designer, but as a person and can only hope that I am as energetic and interesting as her when I near her age. Needless to say, going to this show really meant a lot to me. It was my first Betsey Johnson show and it was everything that I expected.
Front row consisted of tiny round bistro tables with cupcake centerpieces and the model’s entrance was a french parlor door draped with pink satin and Betsey’s neon signature hanging overhead.
The collection was of course fun, bright, feminine, girly. The key pieces were several variations of frilly party frocks that had a nostalgic pin-up era feel.
The kind of stuff to wear while you have colorful cocktails and bake buttercream fairy cakes in your vintage airstream with friends, y’know?
This was definitely my favorite show thus far and rivals Sabyasachi as my favorite collection.