Fashion’s Betsey Johnson, the Queen of Kitsch, Turns 80

As the designer celebrates her birthday, her brand has captivated a new generation eager to embrace their femininity in weird and wonderful ways.

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Betsey’s Beginning

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Betsey’s Beginning
Betsey Johnson fashion show in 1980. Photo: Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images (Getty Images)

This catwalk, in 1980, shows that Betsey’s aesthetic has always been distinct and consistent—fishnets, ruffles, corsets. I’m just delighted they’re back.

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