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March 4, 2014

“Girls do not dress for boys. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.” Thank you Betsey Johnson for clearing up for the world what we girls already knew ;).


貝齊·約翰遜(英語:Betsey Johnson,1942年8月10日),以女性化和異想天開設計而聞名的美國時裝設計師。她的設計被視為誇張和裝飾性。她亦因為自己的fashion show完結時打側手翻而為人所熟悉,71歲的她仍會打側手翻。(請看文章末段的影片,欣賞她的活力與幹勁)

Betsey Johnson (born August 10, 1942) is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered “over the top” and embellished. She is also known for doing a cartwheel at the end of her fashion shows, which at the age of 71 she still does. (Watch the video at the bottom of this article of her latest fashion show to see her in action)

Johnson’s fashion career started after she entered and won the Mademoiselle Guest Editor Contest. Within a year, she was the in-house designer for Manhattan boutique Paraphernalia. Johnson became part of both the youthquake fashion movement and Andy Warhol’s underground scene, along with The Velvet Underground, Edie Sedgwick and Lou Reed. In 1969, she opened a boutique called Betsey Bunky Nini on New York’s Upper East Side. Edie Sedgwick was her house model and Johnson designed the clothing Sedgwick wore on her last film, Ciao! Manhattan.[citation needed]

In the 1970s, Johnson took control of the fashion label “Alley Cat” which was popular with the rock ‘n roll musicians of the day. In her first year, her debut collection for Alley Cat reportedly sold $5 million in volume.[5] In 1972 she won the Coty Award.

In 1978, Johnson started her own fashion line.[6] In contrast, her second collection did not sell well, leaving her with 3,000 pieces of spring clothing and insufficient funds to stage a 1981 fashion show to sell them and Johnson opened a retail store in the SoHo area of New York City.[3] She designed the dress that Lisa Loeb wore in the music video for her 1994 hit Stay (I Missed You). In 2002, Johnson was inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame. Her bronze plaque held one of her original sketches. In 2003, she expanded her line for 2004 to include handbags, accessories, hats, and scarves. [7]

In 2008, Johnson was a contributor to Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna’s book Cherry Bomb.[8][9] The National Arts Club awarded Johnson the 2009 Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion.[10] She once described her style as a formula: “Take a leotard and add a skirt.”[1] As of 2011, she has more than 65 stores worldwide.[citation needed]

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