Fashion

Betsey Johnson (1942)

As a child, the American designer thoroughly followed dance classes. When she opened her own company, in 1978, she embraced her dance inspirations emphasizing the use of tulle for her tutu-like dresses. Her designs are full of energy and colours (with a preference for pink) she herself epitomizes through her style and the signature cartwheel she performs after each show.

Betsey Johnson at one of her Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsey Johnson at one of her Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Marcus Leatherdale, Betsey Johnson – Stretch, 1986
Marcus Leatherdale, Betsey Johnson – Stretch, 1986
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2011
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2011
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensembles, 1973
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensembles, 1973
Betsey Johnson in her store at Second Avenue and 60th Street, photographed by Keith Meyers, 1984
Betsey Johnson in her store at Second Avenue and 60th Street, photographed by Keith Meyers, 1984
Betsey Johnson at one of her Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2012
Betsey Johnson at one of her Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2012
Lucy Angle in Betsey Johnson Dress, photographed by David McCabe, 1967
Lucy Angle in Betsey Johnson Dress, photographed by David McCabe, 1967
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensembles, 1973
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensembles, 1973
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2012
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2012
Edie Sedgwick in Betsey Johnson for Parapharnelia Ensemble, photographed by Gianni Penati, 1966
Edie Sedgwick in Betsey Johnson for Parapharnelia Ensemble, photographed by Gianni Penati, 1966
Edie Sedgwick in Betsey Johnson for Parapharnelia Ensemble, photographed by Gianni Penati, 1966
Edie Sedgwick in Betsey Johnson for Parapharnelia Ensemble, photographed by Gianni Penati, 1966
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Elena Kurnosova for Bestey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2014
Elena Kurnosova for Bestey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2014
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Betsey Johnson Presentation at the Showroom, Fall/Winter 2009
Betsey Johnson Presentation at the Showroom, Fall/Winter 2009
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2013
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2013
Isabella Rossellini and a model for Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, 1995
Isabella Rossellini and a model for Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, 1995
Amber Valletta in Betsey Johnson Ensemble, photographed by Rico Puhlmann for ELLE, 1993
Amber Valletta in Betsey Johnson Ensemble, photographed by Rico Puhlmann for ELLE, 1993
Christy Turlington in Betsey Johnson Dress, in Vogue, 1993
Christy Turlington in Betsey Johnson Dress, in Vogue, 1993
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Devon Aoki for Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Devon Aoki for Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Dress, 1979
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Dress, 1979
Björk for Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, photographed by Kyle Ericksen, Fall/Winter 1992
Björk for Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, photographed by Kyle Ericksen, Fall/Winter 1992
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Jacket, 1971, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Jacket, 1971, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensemble, 1979
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensemble, 1979
Betsey Johnson by Marvin Joseph, 2015
Betsey Johnson by Marvin Joseph, 2015
Betsey Johnson and Isabella Rossellini by Eve Arnold, 1995
Betsey Johnson and Isabella Rossellini by Eve Arnold, 1995
Betsy Johnson, Lookbook, photographed by Elias Wessel, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsy Johnson, Lookbook, photographed by Elias Wessel, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2014
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2014
Backstage of Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Backstage of Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensemble, 1979
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensemble, 1979
Betsey Johnson and her daughter Lulu at a runway show, photographed by Dustin Pittman, 1980
Betsey Johnson and her daughter Lulu at a runway show, photographed by Dustin Pittman, 1980
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2004
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2004
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Amber Valletta in Betsey Johnson Ensemble, photographed by Rico Puhlmann for ELLE, 1993
Amber Valletta in Betsey Johnson Ensemble, photographed by Rico Puhlmann for ELLE, 1993
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2013
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2013
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011

Betsey Johnson, Lookbook, photographed by Elias Wessel, Spring/Summer 2010

Betsey Johnson, Lookbook, photographed by Elias Wessel, Spring/Summer 2010

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2005
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2005
Betsey Johnson, Sweater, Fall/Winter 1983, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Betsey Johnson, Sweater, Fall/Winter 1983, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Model posing for a portrait in Betsey Johnson Studio, photographed by Susan Wodd, 1966
Model posing for a portrait in Betsey Johnson Studio, photographed by Susan Wodd, 1966
Betsey Johnson, Paraphernalia President Paul Johnson, and model, 1968
Betsey Johnson, Paraphernalia President Paul Johnson, and model, 1968
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2006
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2006
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, photographed by Bebeto Matthews, Fall/Winter 2014
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, photographed by Bebeto Matthews, Fall/Winter 2014
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2014
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2014
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensemble, 1979
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Ensemble, 1979
Betsey Johnson for Paraphernalia, Sailor Dress (detail), ca. 1967
Betsey Johnson for Paraphernalia, Sailor Dress (detail), ca. 1967
Betsey Johnson, Lookbook, photographed by Elias Wessel, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsey Johnson, Lookbook, photographed by Elias Wessel, Spring/Summer 2010
James King for Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, 1997
James King for Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, 1997
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2009
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2009
Betsey Johnson doing her famous cart wheel at one of her Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010

Betsey Johnson doing her famous cart wheel at one of her Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2008
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2008
Linda Ronstadt in Betsey Johnson Dress, 1968
Linda Ronstadt in Betsey Johnson Dress, 1968
Betsey Johnson and a model, Lookbook, photographed by Elias Wessel, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsey Johnson and a model, Lookbook, photographed by Elias Wessel, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2009
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2009
Betsey Johnson, Dresses, photographed by Dave McCabe, 1966
Betsey Johnson, Dresses, photographed by Dave McCabe, 1966
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2008
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2008
Betsey Johnson and a model in her New York studio, photographed by Susan Wood, 1966
Betsey Johnson and a model in her New York studio, photographed by Susan Wood, 1966
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2006
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2006
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2012
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2012
Linda Morand in Betsey Johnson Dress, 1960s
Linda Morand in Betsey Johnson Dress, 1960s
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2013
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2013
Betsey Johnson fitting a bodysuit on Chantal Bacon, photographed by Rose Hartman, 1987
Betsey Johnson fitting a bodysuit on Chantal Bacon, photographed by Rose Hartman, 1987
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2009
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2009
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2000

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2000

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, photographed by Bebeto Matthews, Fall/Winter 2014
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, photographed by Bebeto Matthews, Fall/Winter 2014
Betsey Johnson for Paraphenalia, Advertisement, 1967
Betsey Johnson for Paraphenalia, Advertisement, 1967
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2001
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2001
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2010
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2015
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2015
Betsey Johnson Lookbook, photographed by Shannon Sinclair, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsey Johnson Lookbook, photographed by Shannon Sinclair, Spring/Summer 2010
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Dress, in Oui Magazine, 1975
Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Dress, in Oui Magazine, 1975
Betsey Johnson by Dustin Pittman, 1979
Betsey Johnson by Dustin Pittman, 1979
Betsey Johnson Presentation at the Showroom, Fall/Winter 2009
Betsey Johnson Presentation at the Showroom, Fall/Winter 2009
Betsey Johnson fitting a Dress on a model, 1966
Betsey Johnson fitting a Dress on a model, 1966
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2015

Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2015

Ruslana Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, 2006
Ruslana Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, 2006
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